How does Responsible 100 work?

Responsible 100 enables any organisation to benchmark its performance on a wide range of responsibility issues.

Responsible 100 develops questions which prompt businesses to explain and justify what they do in response to the wide range of social, environmental and ethical challenges they face. Issues examined include tax, community impact, living wage, executive pay, modern day slavery, workplace diversity, animal testing, customer complaints and redress, and many more besides. The current issues list is set out here.

For each question, we also create a scorecard which seeks to capture the consensus view as to POOR, OKAY, GOOD and EXCELLENT standards of policy and practice.

Both the questions and the scorecards are created, developed and improved by working collaboratively with a wide range of business and non-business organisations. Businesses and civil society organisations contribute to this work. Questions are developed and improved on an ongoing basis. Anyone may propose new issues they believe that Responsible 100 should explore.

Businesses use R100 tools for benchmarking and reporting. They may do so internally, externally or both. Reporting R100 businesses are those which have provided full answers to questions, agreed scores for those answers, and published at least one full answer and score for public scrutiny, comment and rating.

See also the WHAT and the WHY of Responsible 100 in this About section.