The S-Assessment is based on the ReWriters ethical manifesto, in turn inspired by the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of the United Nations, which is monitored by a highly authoritative scientific committee
The first Italian tool is born to scientifically measure the social sustainability of companies and evaluate the commitment that the business system, and not only, is putting in or can put in place to contribute to the achievement of the Objectives of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development in a of the three priority areas – the social dimension, which combines environment and governance – summarized in the English acronym ESG (environment, social, governance).
It’s called S-Assessment, created by ReWorld, an innovative start-up with a social vocation founded by the writer, journalist and cultural operator Eugenia Romanelli, and it will be presented in Rome on October 13th as part of the ReWriters fest., the first dedicated Italian festival to social sustainability, now in its third edition and an expression of the cultural movement that brings together the ReWriters, rewriters of the contemporary imagination. The criteria on which the evaluation is based were calibrated with the Diag, Department of Computer, Environmental and Management Engineering of the Sapienza University of Rome thanks to a research project financed by ReWorld, together with Eikon Strategic Consulting, a Benefit Company and Italian leader in measurement of media and social perceptions. The S-Assessment is based on the ReWriters ethical manifesto, in turn inspired by the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of the United Nations, which is monitored by a scientific committee of great authority, which counts among its members the psychoanalyst Massimo Recalcati and the bioethicist Luisella Battaglia, president of the Italian Institute of Bioethics and member of the National Committee for Bioethics.
This innovative survey translates the 16 value areas of the ReWriters Manifesto into an agile questionnaire linked to the 5 essential objectives for social sustainability: Health and well-being, Gender equality, Decent work and economic growth, Reducing inequalities, Responsible consumption and production. The answers allow the company to be positioned on an index resulting from the algorithm created by researchers from Diag Sapienza and Eikon, divided into four profiles – corresponding to the Pioneer, Climber, Game Changer and Transformer badges – as the contribution grows given to social sustainability, accompanied by a series of recommendations that can guide future actions to achieve the standards that will become binding in 2030. “Until now, companies have focused on environmental sustainability, neglecting issues relating to social issues and governance, which will instead become central between now and 2030, as demonstrated by the recent Istat report,” underlines Eugenia Romanelli, CEO of ReWorld.
“The organizations that participate in this innovative evaluation – he adds – start a path to follow to become ReWriters and therefore open the door to the new world: the only one possible”. “The rigorous assessment process is based on internationally recognized scientific and methodological foundations and allows us to enhance socially sustainable, responsible and ethical companies, with undoubted advantages for society, individuals and the companies themselves”, states Tiziana Catarci, director of the Department of Computer, Automatic and Management Engineering A. Ruberti of Sapienza University of Rome. Tim is the first Italian company to have joined the S-Assessment.