In this case, the brewer wants a balanced, holistic analysis to support its decision. An approach that compares the total long-term impact of using barley with that of a locally grown alternative will provide the basis for transparent decision making on sourcing. This new total impact perspective could also help address, for example, security of supply and foreign exchange exposures. In addition, it would allow the brewer to develop a clearer long-term strategy for the business and help engage with stakeholders on the basis of a more credible analysis of the impacts of business decisions.
Measures and values the consequences of business activities on society such as health, education and community cohesion.
Puts a value on the impact business has an on natural capital eg. emissions to air, land and water, and the use of natural resources.
Values a business' contribution to the public finances, including taxes on profits, people, production and property, as well as environmental taxes.
Measures the effect of business activity on the economy in a given area, by measuring changes in economic growth (output or value added) and associated changes in employment.