Rewarding Common Good Points

How it works

The CG Report describes to what extent a company lives up to the values described in the 17 indicators of the Common Good Matrix. The guiding question for each one is:

“To what extent do I fulfill the ethical values in my encounters with stakeholders? What concrete measures are taken in my company to achieve this?”

In answering these questions, the status quo should be described as is, beyond concrete gradations. The descriptions of the indicators given in the instructions should serve as an aid in determining the range and possible extension of activities in the company. The handbook / guidelines for the CG Report are conceived of as an aid; they are not a “bible” which must be followed to the letter.

There is a quick test (about 30 minutes) which is designed to help you gain an initial impression and draw up an initial Common Good Balance Sheet later on as well, designed for companies which wish to explore the matrix in more detail but who have no resources as yet for drawing up a comprehensive Common Good Balance Sheet.

Common Good Points

Every contribution the company makes towards the common good which extends beyond legal obligations is evaluated positively using a point system. Exemplary companies receive a maximum of 1000 points. To give you an initial orientation: conventional companies would be given somewhere between 0 and 100 points and the most advanced ones to date have received between 600 and 700 points. The goal is to achieve continuous development in small steps, i.e. a “creeping” transformation of the company from an “I”-orientation to a “we”-orientation.