This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.
|Unit of measurement||
Sustainability reports - the concept is not limited to stand-alone sustainability reports produced by companies, but considered as "reporting sustainability information" and expanded to other forms of reporting sustainability information, such as publishing sustainability information as part of the company’s annual reports or reporting sustainability information to the national government. This is to ensure that the focus of the indicator is on tracking the publishing of sustainability information, rather than on the practice of publishing stand-alone sustainability reports.
Minimum level reporting
Institutional and governance - Materiality assessment, Sustainability strategy and/or principles related to sustainability, Management approach to address materiality topics, Governance structure, including for economic, environmental and social issues, Key impacts, risks, opportunities, Anti-fraud, anti-corruption and anti-competitive behaviour practices
Economic - Direct measure of economic performance (revenue, net profit, value added, payouts to shareholders), Indirect measure of economic performance (community investment, investment in infrastructure or other significant local economic impact)
Environmental - Energy consumption and energy efficiency, Water consumption, wastewater generation, integrated water resource management practices, or water recycling/re-use and efficiency, Greenhouse gas emissions, Other emissions and effluents, including Ozone-depleting substances, Nitrogen Oxides (NOX), Sulphur Oxides (SOX), and chemicals, Waste generation, including hazardous wastes, Waste minimisation and recycling practices, Use and/or production of hazardous chemicals and substances
Social - Occupational health and safety, Total number of employees, by contract type and gender, Employee training, Unfair and illegal labour practices and other human rights considerations, Diversity, equal opportunity and discrimination in governance bodies and among employees, Worker rights and collective agreements
Advanced level reporting
As for minimum requirement, with the following additional disclosures and/or indicators
Institutional and governance - Details of supply chain, Details of stakeholder engagement surrounding sustainability performance, Details of remuneration
Economic - Sustainable public procurement policies and practices, Percentage or proportion of local suppliers/procurement, Charitable donations
Environmental - Supplier environmental assessment, Material consumption, sourcing of materials and reclaimed or recycled materials used, Energy intensity and renewable energy sources, Water intensity and Integrated water resource management, GHG intensity, Waste intensity, Biodiversity impacts, Supplier and consumer/customer engagement on environmental issues
Social - Supplier social assessment, Local community impacts, Supplier and consumer engagement on sustainability issues
Level of reporting
The disaggregation figures are available from the source, they are added together to represent the UK headline number.
The data displayed here is sourced from the SDG Global database. The two custodian agencies, UNCTAD and UNEP, collaborated with a Big Data company to scan publicly available company sustainability reports to determine compliance with the indicator. We are working to identify an alternative or complementary data source. Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has not been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated||02 March 2022|
|Metadata last updated||16 March 2022|