7 assessment areas

Corporate Sustainable Development

Reviews corporate sustainability performance, as it is emphasized in the corporate policies, practices, and programs, looking, on one hand, at the systemic approach of the business sustainability, and on the other hand at the key achievements resulting from environmental policy implementation in the reporting year.
Key strengths for this questionnaire are the questions on systematic approach to environmental performance, transparency and dissemination of environmental performance, results of the environmental management systems and voluntary initiatives in sustainability.

Environmental Impact

Assesses the efforts by companies on practical environmental protection in the area of delineating and monitoring of emissions, pollution prevention and reduction, sensitive receptor protection, including, inter alia, biodiversity resources.
This questionnaire touches issues like legal compliance status, environmental emergencies, air emissions and wastewater discharge, land contamination, and receptor exposure to pollution caused by the company.

Sustainable Transportation

This area of evaluation builds the profile of a company looking particularly at the level of sustainability with its transportation operations, closely linked with economic viability and social responsibility. Thus, this questionnaire analyzes types and means of transportation used by companies, looking at their direct and indirect impact upon the environment, but also at the existence and effectiveness of the mobility management systems.
This is also a tool meant to increase awareness and to promote sustainable transportation among participating companies, helping them assess the environmental impact associated with their transportation activities. It includes questions touching environmental aspects for employee and, if the case, raw materials and product transportation systems, policies, and practices.

Resource Use

This questionnaire aims at measuring the corporate environmental footprint with particular focus on how effective the companies are in the use of natural resources.
As with the other questionnaires, this is both an assessment and an awareness raising tool for Romanian companies, helping them understand which policies and practices they need to implement in view of a rational use of resources, considering their interests and objectives, but also the development needs for future generations. It touches aspects like water and energy consumption, use of fuels and raw materials management.

Green Buildings

This questionnaire analyses the characteristics of buildings and sites on which companies operate their facilities or carry out their day to day activities, focusing on aspects like energy efficiency and related environmental footprint, site sensitivities, energy efficiency, building design and materials used, building comfort, and environmental aspects.
The strengths of this questionnaire consist of the questions on improvement of communication and employee awareness on efficient use of energy, sources of renewable energy, environmental aspects, building design and certification.

Supply Chain Sustainability

Focuses on assessing the way Romanian companies apply in their supply chain relationships the principles of sound environmental management as a must in view of sustainable development and protection of corporate sustainability values all through product life cycle.
Key aspects covered by this questionnaire are the strategic policies and instruments used by companies in the field of supply chain sustainability, and the practical results of their implementation.

Waste Management

This questionnaire analyses the effectiveness in implementation of waste management policies and standards at the company level in Romania, focusing on effort towards waste minimization, prevention, and reduction of amounts of hazardous wastes generated.
It includes indicators covering waste management policies, waste auditing, legal compliance in waste management, waste generation performance, as well as the ways companies manage their wastes.