Why do we rate social impact in agrofood sector?

Economic and social factors depict the sustainability in agrofood production like the environmental footprint

The challenge in PEFMED is to complement PEF method with Economic Social Indicators applied in specific geographical MED productions as way to asses & communicate the economic, environmental & social performance of products, considering the impacts arising in product’s lifecycle.

The initial task performed by DNV-GL, technical partner of the PEFMED project, was to select a set of Social and Economic Key Performance Indicators (SE-KPIs) to be verified on a sample of pilot companies to trace the Social Footprint of current agrofood production in MED also from the macro social and economic perspective, those KPIs were selected after a round of meetings with Cluster and Regional Innovation managers held Madrid and Bologna.

In order to reflect the pilot test results, a tool was designed including 14 KPIs each of them with several questions related, being a total amount of 36 questions asked during the pilot teste carried out on 9 companies.

https://pefmed.interreg-med.eu/news-events/news/detail/actualites/rating-social-impact-in-pefmed/SE-KPIs were related to 4 stakeholders along the supply chain:

1.- Workers 2.- Local community 3.- Consumers 4.- Value chain actors (Suppliers and Partners)

The Impact categories considered for these stakeholders were: Human rights, Working conditions, Health & Safety , Cultural Heritage, Governance, Socio-Economic repercussions.

Each company will define an Improvement Plan, based on the conclusions after the pilot tests.

The brochure shall be downloaded at this link.

Marco Meggiolaro

Marco Meggiolaro works at Euris - European Researches & Investments Services - in Padova since 2005 as project manager.

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