Your company will receive questions that are tailored to your company’s size, sector, and geography. Below are a few examples:



What portion of your management is evaluated in writing on their performance with regard to corporate social and environmental targets?
  • 0%
  • 1-24%,
  • 25-49%
  • 50-74%
  • 75%+
Does the company have a formal process to share financial information (except salary info) with its full-time employees?
  • No
  • Yes – the company discloses all financial information (except salary info) at least yearly
  • Yes – the company has an open book management process
Has the company worked within its industry to develop social and environmental standards for your industry?
  • Yes
  • No
Have you ensured that the social or environmental mission of your company will be maintained over time, regardless of company ownership, by:
  • Including in your corporate governing documents a commitment to your stakeholders
  • Other – Please describe
  • Creating a specific legal governance structure that will preserve the mission of the company (i.e. cooperative, Benefit Corp, etc.)
  • None of the above


Based on referenced compensation studies, how does your company's compensation structure (excluding executive management) compare with the market?
  • Below market
  • Above market
  • At market
  • N/A (Have not referenced a compensation survey)
What is the minimum number of vacation days / sick days / personal days / holidays offered annually to full-time tenured workers (tenured defined as with the company for greater of 2 years or life of the company)?
  • 0-15 work days
  • 21-25 work days
  • >30 work days
  • 16-20 work days
  • 26-30 work days
What % of full-time workers were reimbursed for continuing education opportunities in the last fiscal year?
  • 0%
  • 6-15%
  • >1-5%
  • >15%
What % of the company is owned by full-time workers (excluding founders/executives)?
  • 0%
  • 5-24%
  • >50%
  • 1-4%
  • 25-50%
  • N/A – Company is a consumer/shared services cooperative or a producer cooperative


When evaluating the social and environmental performance of Significant Suppliers, which of the following practices apply:
  • Visited all significant suppliers
  • Specific social criteria required
  • Evaluated at least annually
  • Give preference to sustainable or fair trade suppliers
  • Other
  • Specific environmental criteria required
  • Third party social or environmental metrics screen applied
  • Give preference to local suppliers
  • None of the above
What % of management is from underrepresented populations? (This includes women, minority/previously excluded populations, people with disabilities, and/or individuals living in low-income communities.):
  • 0
  • 20-29%
  • >40%
  • 30-40%
Are full-time employees explicitly allowed any of the following paid or non-paid time-off hours options for community service?
  • Non-paid time off
  • More than 20 hours a year of paid time off
  • Paid time off
  • Do not offer paid or non-paid time off
Which of the following underserved populations does your business impact or target (check all that apply)? If you are a business-to-business focused company, think of who the ultimate user of your product or service is.
  • Low-income, poor or very poor (including low-income minorities and other underserved populations)
  • Nonprofits that serve the poor
  • None of the above (Skip the rest of the questions in this section)
  • Minority, disabled, and other underserved (but not low-income)
  • Nonprofits (other than those that serve the poor)


Which is the broadest community with whom your environmental reviews/audits are formally shared?
  • Owners, Executives and Board
  • Broader community outside the company
  • Employees
  • N/A
If you lease your facilities, have you worked with your landlord to implement any of the following in the past two fiscal years: (Choose n/a if you do not lease your building)
  • Energy efficiency improvements
  • Waste reduction programs (including recycling)
  • N/A – Do not lease building
  • Water efficiency improvements
  • None of the above
What % of energy (relative to company revenues) was saved in the last year for your corporate facilities?(Choose n/a if you do not lease your building)
  • 0%
  • 1-4%
  • 5-9%
  • 10%+
  • Don’t know
What % of energy used is from renewable on-site energy production for corporate facilities?(Choose n/a if you do not lease your building)
  • 0%
  • 1-4%
  • 5-9%
  • 10%+
  • Don’t know