• HOW WE MEASURE

    Social impact progress starts with strong measurement

    • Our Progress Made Real Plan for 2030 lays out ambitious goals for the coming decade. To meet these goals, we must chart a bold path and report our progress with clearly defined metrics. We’ve worked closely with stakeholders to strengthen our capabilities to measure our progress, ensure accountability, and understand where new ways of measuring are needed. 


    • Ambitious goals for impact

      From advancing environmental sustainability to cultivating inclusion to upholding ethics, we are committed to making real and bold progress.


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      A growing, evolving demand for data

      Customers value transparency and purpose

      Employees want to work for responsible companies. And investor expectations are changing. Our measurement approach reflects the diverse, growing and evolving demand for social impact metrics — and integrates the most important information from common external ranking and reporting frameworks.


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      In 2019, sustainable funds in the U.S. attracted nearly four times as much investment compared to 2018.

      According to a study by Morningstar.


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      STRENGTH IN GOALS & MEASUREMENT

      Achieving real progress requires thoughtful goal-setting and rigorous measurement

      In FY21, we added to our Progress Made Real Plan for 2030 by launching our new net zero goal as an extension of our existing climate-related goals. This reflects our strong commitment to being responsible corporate citizens, and to evolving our plan for how we will create a positive and lasting social impact on people and the planet as we work toward 2030 and beyond. Strong reporting is key to ensuring we remain on the right path to reach our goals, and that’s why our strategy is informed by executives, stakeholders, audit teams and third-party partners. We’re continuing to strengthen our approach by re-examining methodologies and restructuring our data collection and management. In our FY21 Progress Made Real Report, we focus on sharing year-over-year goal progress as compared to our baseline data for our social impact goals.

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    • Dell Technology's bold new goal to reach net zero emissions by 2050 across its entire value chain positions the company to make meaningful progress on this decade’s most essential work of mitigating the climate crisis. We applaud Dell for recognizing the need to set science based targets with interim goals that create a roadmap to success in achieving net zero emissions.

      Mindy Lubber, Ceres CEO and President
    • The expectations on companies to be transparent about their ways of working are greater than ever before.

      TIM MOHIN, GLOBAL REPORTING INITIATIVE (GRI) CHIEF EXECUTIVE
    • Strong measurement leads to better outcomes

      Rigorous reporting allows us to constantly evaluate our goals and programs, so we can continue to adapt and deliver even stronger results and impact. Moonshot goals, here we come. This work is the focus of our annual Progress Made Real Report. We invite you to explore our reports to view our metrics and learn more about the programs that are making progress real.

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      FY21 Progress Made Real Report

      In our annual ESG report on our social impact plan, we demonstrate how we're creating a positive impact on people and the planet for 2030 and beyond.

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      2021 Diversity & Inclusion Report

      Learn how we are building a workforce that is inclusive and represents the diverse and global customers we serve.