What are R100 Scores?

Responsible 100 scores are an indication of an organisation's overall responsibility performance.

Within each R100 scorecard, the policies and practices which businesses and other organisations adopt in response to the social, environmental or governance issue under examination are graded as either POOR, OKAY, GOOD or EXCELLENT.

Each standard is assigned a numerical score: 10 for POOR, 40 for OKAY, 70 for GOOD and 100 for EXCELLENT.

Responsible 100 scores are designed to give an overall indication of an organisation’s performance across several issues. It is the mean average score - an organisation’s total cumulative score divided by the number of scorecards it has been assessed against.

The more scorecards an organisation assesses itself against, the more reliable the indication becomes. Currently there is no minimum number of scorecards a business must assess itself against in order to get an R100 score. However, it is likely that a minimum will be number of scorecards and a minimum number of categories in which a scorecard has been answered, will be is implemented in the future. Organisations will also be required to assess their performance across different categories to avoid the situation where an organisation is rated as EXCELLENT because of its performance in one area when its impact in another is harmful.

Here are a few illustrative examples of how an R100 score is calculated:

Standard (Score) Business A Business B Business C
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5
GOOD (70)
OKAY (40)
POOR (10)
Cumulative score 240 260 170
Questions answered 3 5 2
Average score 80 52 85