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Themes, metrics & proxy values

130+ metrics, arranged in 5 different impact categories to help organisations measure and evidence their social value.

Aligned with government guidance

Fully aligned with UK government's Social Value Model (PPN 06/20) and follows guidance from HM Treasury

Widely recognised and adopted

Used by UK public and private sector organisations of all sizes. Helping you deliver real social value

One evaluation standard, covering the needs of both public and private sector

The Impact Evaluation Standard is used to measure and report on social value by wide range of organisations, including public sector bodies such as HMRC and large private sector suppliers such as Kier construction.

The framework is used to report into over 32 + contracting authorities and government departments.

About the Impact Evaluation Standard (IES)

The Impact Evaluation Standard sets out a common list of metrics, proxy values and guidance documentation to assist public and private sector organisations in estimating and understanding the social value they are generating.

It is, in essence, a common list of activities that organisations undertake which have a significant social, economic or environmental impact on their communities. The framework provides guidance on how to value and assess the social impact of all common types of these activities.

As the Impact Evaluation Standard embraces modern ways of measurement and reporting it helps organisations differentiate themselves and bring robust innovation in the quantitative and qualitative assessment of social impact and value.

Key themes from the 2024 version of the Impact Evaluation Standard

Supporting a full range of different organisation types

Central Government

Local Authorities


General Corporates

3rd Sector

Facilities Management & Real Estate

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