The SOCI00 Index: A Novel and Unified Conceptual Measurement for Social Sustainability Assessment

By Mrinal Sohoraye, Chandradeo Bokhoree and Poomalay Poinen.

Published by The International Journal of Sustainability in Economic, Social and Cultural Context

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The concept of social sustainability has gained prominence recently after the successive crises, economic or political in nature, of the corporate world. While a true willingness towards the adoption of social sustainability is noted and is worth encouraging, it largely remains difficult to judge whether corporations or countries are “doing [social sustainability] right.” Indeed, the implementation is unstructured at its best or purely haphazard at worst. In this regard, it becomes extremely difficult to determine whether the basic tenets of social sustainability are being implemented by all and whether over time, there is improvement or regression. This paper attempts to address this issue by proposing a unified model, the “Social Sustainability 100 Index” or SOCI00 Index based on the available literature on the subject. The primary goal is towards harmonising main aspects of social sustainability and providing a measurement which is easy to use and allows internal and external comparison for benchmarking purposes.

Keywords: Social, Sustainability, Assessment

The International Journal of Social Sustainability in Economic, Social and Cultural Context, Volume 11, Issue 2, June 2015, pp.29-34. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 494.744KB).

Mrinal Sohoraye

Coordinator, Open School Division, Open University of Mauritius, Réduit, Mauritius

Dr. Chandradeo Bokhoree

Head of School, School of Sustainable Development and Tourism, University of Technology, Pointe-aux-Sables, Mauritius

Poomalay Poinen

Lecturer, School of Sustainable Development and Tourism, University of Technology, Pointe-aux-Sables, Mauritius