Sample Questions


Your company will receive questions that are tailored to your company’s size and sector.

Below are a few examples:

Governance

1What 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%+
2Does 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
3Has the company worked within its industry to develop social and environmental standards for your industry?
- Yes
- No
4Have 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
- Creating a specific legal governance structure that will preserve the mission of the company (i.e. cooperative, Benefit Corp, etc.)
- None of the above
- Other - Please describe

Workers

1Based 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)
2What 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
3What % of full-time workers were reimbursed for continuing education opportunities in the last fiscal year?
- 0%
- >1 - 5%
- 6 - 15%
- >15%
4What % of the company is owned by full-time workers (excluding founders/executives)?
- 0%
- 1 - 4%
- 5 - 24%
- 25 - 50%
- >50% - N/A - Company is a consumer/shared services cooperative or a producer cooperative

Community

1When 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
2What % of management is from underrepresented populations?
3Are 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
4Which 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)

Environment

1Which 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
2If 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
3What % 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)
- Don't know
4What % of energy used is from renewable on-site energy production for corporate facilities?(Choose n/a if you do not lease your building)
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