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Core Guidance

Download the core Benchmark documents.

  • Methodology Guide

    v2.1.4 | August 2019

    The Methodology Guide is the core of the Benchmark. Read this for in-depth information on what the Benchmark is, why it matters and how it was developed, along with details of the scientific foundations and systems thinking that underpin it.

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  • Positive Pursuit Guide

    v2.1.6 | October 2019

    This document offers actionable guidance for any company seeking to go beyond causing no harm, by addressing systemic problems to usher in a socially just, economically inclusive and environmentally restorative future.

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  • Implementation Guide

    v2.1 | April 2019

    The Implementation Guide supplements all goal-specific Action Guides. Read this for advice on topics ranging from assessing progress with incomplete data and how to prepare for assurance, through to designing effective management policies and processes.

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Action Guides

In-depth advice on each of the Break-Even Goals.

BE01

Energy is from renewable sources

v2.1.4
BE02

Water use is environmentally responsible and socially equitable

v2.1.4
BE03

Natural resources are managed to respect the welfare of ecosystems, people and animals

v2.1.6
BE04

Procurement safeguards the pursuit of future-fitness

v2.1.4
BE05

Operational emissions do not harm people or the environment

v2.1
BE06

Operations emit no greenhouse gases

v2.1
BE07

Operational waste is eliminated

v2.1.4
BE08

Operations do not encroach on ecosystems or communities

v2.1.6
BE09

Community health is safeguarded

v2.1
BE10

Employee health is safeguarded

v2.1
BE11

Employees are paid at least a living wage

v2.1.4
BE12

Employees are subject to fair employment terms

v2.1.6
BE13

Employees are not subject to discrimination

v2.1
BE14

Employee concerns are actively solicited, impartially judged and transparently addressed

v2.1.4
BE15

Product communications are honest, ethical, and promote responsible use

v2.1.4
BE16

Product concerns are actively solicited, impartially judged and transparently addressed

v2.1.4
BE17

Products do not harm people or the environment

v2.1.6
BE18

Products emit no greenhouse gases

v2.1.4
BE19

Products can be repurposed

v2.1.4
BE20

Business is conducted ethically

v2.1
BE21

The right tax is paid in the right place at the right time

v2.1.4
BE22

Lobbying and corporate influence safeguard the pursuit of future-fitness

v2.1
BE23

Financial assets safeguard the pursuit of future-fitness

v2.1.6

Supporting Resources

These resources should help you understand and use the Benchmark.

  • Future-Fit Progress Calculator

    v2.1.7 | November 2019

    The Future-Fit Progress Calculator is an excel-based tool that provides a straightforward way to measure progress towards all 23 Break-Even goals. The tool consists of three excel workbooks which, together, enable users to identify and input the requisite data for each goal and then visualize the results in summary ’score card’ form.

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  • Future-Fit Business Benchmark: Release 2.1 Updates

    v2.1 | April 2019

    An outline covering where and what content has changed within the Benchmark between Release 2 (November 2017) and Release 2.1 (April 2019).

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  • Future-Fit Business Benchmark: Overview Map (Summary)

    v2.0.2 | April 2019

    A high-level view of the Future-Fit Business Principles and Goals, showing how the pursuit of future-fitness can help address global challenges and deliver business benefits. Legible printed at A4/Letter, but can also be blown up to poster size.

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Methodology Guide

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Positive Pursuit Guide

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Implementation Guide

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BE01: Energy is from renewable sources

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BE02: Water use is environmentally responsible and socially equitable

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BE03: Natural resources are managed to respect the welfare of ecosystems, people and animals

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BE04: Procurement safeguards the pursuit of future-fitness

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BE05: Operational emissions do not harm people or the environment

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BE06: Operations emit no greenhouse gases

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BE07: Operational waste is eliminated

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BE08: Operations do not encroach on ecosystems or communities

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BE09: Community health is safeguarded

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BE10: Employee health is safeguarded

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BE11: Employees are paid at least a living wage

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BE12: Employees are subject to fair employment terms

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BE13: Employees are not subject to discrimination

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BE14: Employee concerns are actively solicited, impartially judged and transparently addressed

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BE15: Product communications are honest, ethical, and promote responsible use

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BE16: Product concerns are actively solicited, impartially judged and transparently addressed

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BE17: Products do not harm people or the environment

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BE18: Products emit no greenhouse gases

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BE19: Products can be repurposed

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BE20: Business is conducted ethically

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BE21: The right tax is paid in the right place at the right time

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BE22: Lobbying and corporate influence safeguard the pursuit of future-fitness

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BE23: Financial assets safeguard the pursuit of future-fitness

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Future-Fit Progress Calculator

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Future-Fit Business Benchmark: Release 2.1 Updates

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Future-Fit Business Benchmark: Overview Map (Summary)