This metric covers one of the requirements under PF indicator 13.7 of the Poverty Footprint Tool.* It is part of the 3rd Poverty Dimension, health and well-being, which refers to the objective that the presence and engagement of the company and its value chain will support – and will not harm – the continuous improvement of health, safety, security, and general well-being of individuals and communities. More specifically, within this dimension, this particular indicator addresses the category Health Status of Men and Women Smallholders and Workers Along the Value Chain.
*It is important to note that this guide is for reference purposes only. It suggests indicators that project partners may consider, but it is not a complete or exhaustive list. As highlighted in the Poverty Footprint Guide, the project partners will determine the specific indicators to be used in a Poverty Footprint study, tailored to the company’s business model, industry standards, country/regional context, among other criteria (Please see the “Implementation Section” of the Poverty Footprint Guide for more information on how to identify indicators).
For project partners who have set out to research this indicator, the Poverty Footprint guideline suggests the following methodology:
- survey local health workers, and local health authorities
- consider using secondary research to identify topics such as:
- public health concerns in the community and country of study (e.g. HIV/AIDS, climate change impact on health, etc.)
- recommended health and safety practices for workers in the industry (e.g., highest industry standards)
However, WikiRate researchers may review one of the following company statements using search terms like "health services", "healthcare", "health care", 'healthcare facilities', and ''accessible healthcare" to determine whether the company in question publicly discloses the percentage of workers who have access to health services for work-related accidents or diseases, made available or paid for by the company:
- Poverty Footprint
- Corporate Social Responsibility Report
- Annual Report
- CSO Statements or Reports
- Investigative Reports, Surveys, Articles, etc.
Please provide the following contextual information in a comment to the metric value:
- any additional disclosure regarding the provision of health services for work-related incidents, e.g. policy statements, number of cases reported, types of health service available, etc.
- whether the provision of health services for work-related incidents extends to their entire value chain.
- the page number of the document where the information can be found