The Sustainability Metrics provide a coherent set of measures to assess the impact of industrial activity. They are designed as an internal tool to help companies set targets and monitor the progress of their sustainability performance year on year. Developed by a group of leading industrials and academics, the metrics are being supported by the Chemical Industries Association, who will promote them to their member companies. The Sustainability Metrics reflect all the aspects of the triple bottom line. Although they are aimed at engineers in the chemical and process industry, they will prove useful to staff in other industries as well as those involved in teaching sustainability.

IChemE President, Dr Graham Lawson added that, -Sustainability cannot be successful unless everyone in an organisation is tuned in. These metrics will aid engineers in addressing the issue of sustainable development and learn more about the broader impacts of their company operations.”