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What percentage of new suppliers were screened using criteria for impacts on society?
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Corporate Social Responsibility Report

This metric is based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standard Guidelines.

An organization might be involved with impacts either through its own activities or as a result of its business relationships with other parties.

Due diligence is expected of an organization in order to prevent and mitigate negative social impacts in the supply chain. These include impacts the organization either causes or contributes to, or that are directly linked to its activities, products, or services by its relationship with a supplier.

Impacts may be prevented or mitigated at the stage of structuring contracts or other agreements, as well as via ongoing collaboration with suppliers.

This disclosure informs stakeholders about the percentage of suppliers selected or contracted subject to due diligence processes for social impacts.

GRI 414 addresses the topic of supplier social assessment. The methodology for the former G4 standard for this metric (G4-SO9) can be found here.


For this metric question you are being asked to identify the percentage of new suppliers were screened using social criteria for a specific year.

Start by searching publicly available documents like Annual and CSR reports.

Keywords and search terms for this metric:

  • GRI
  • 414
  • GRI Index
  • Social Screeing
  • New Suppliers
  • Screening
  • Impact
  • Supply chain
  • Suppliers
  • SO9 (previously, companies reported this indicator with the code SO9)

To calculate the percentage of new suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria:

  • Identify the total number of new suppliers that the organization considered selecting or contracting with.

  • Identify the total number of new suppliers that were screened using social criteria.


Companies may report this information in absolute numbers. Make sure you check the unit of measurement (%).

For WikiRate researchers:

  • Add comments documenting exactly where within the source you found the information (page number) and include details of simple or complex calculations or conversions made to determine the metric value.

Select the 'Unknown' answer box if the company has not published the data.