The 2013 report is the first GRI-report of Reach for Change and identifying material aspects is done for the first time. However, Reach for Change’s core operation is build on their relations to stakeholders. Being highly involved with the stakeholders is the only way to operate, stakeholder dialogues are not a new element for Reach for Change. Being a corporate initiative with the partner CEO’s on the board, the engagement with business partners, transparency and involvement in key activities as well as deep insight in the effects of the programs is core elements.
Building new programs is done from a sector need perspective, and with the involvement of the program participants. The Change Leaders and active partner employees are key to develop programs to match the needs from the sector and to offer the best and effective activities. In addition to an ongoing dialogue as well as yearly structured surveys, Reach for Change has a thorough and continuously evaluation of results and outcomes of each Change Leader to be able to deeply understand and analyze the effects of the programs.
The primary, if not direct, beneficiaries of all activities are children. They are also involved in all parts of the core processes and decision points. By thorough research with children, Reach for Change understands it’s context and determines the solutions by listening to children’s own voices. Children are invited to the selection process, and by interviewing children in the social entrepreneurs programs Reach for Change has the understanding of the issues that are most important, in order for us to select and push the entrepreneurs.
Reach for Change has invited members of academia to review the annual reports to understand more about the perspectives that still needs to be deepened.
All the stakeholder dialogues give Reach for Change an understanding of the material issues for our closest stakeholders and based on that analysis Reach for Change performed a stakeholder survey with the identified stakeholder with most influence on/and influence by Reach for Change – the partner governance represented by the Reach for Change board and steering committee, Reach for Change’s own employees and the Change Leaders in the Incubator program.
The results of both the preparation dialogues and the survey helped us identifying most material aspects for our stakeholders.
Value Chain and Aspect Boundaries
Aspect Boundaries refer to the description of where impacts occur for each material Aspect. The aspects are defined through Stakeholder engagement. Chart above shows:
- stakeholders directly impacted by Reach for Change in each aspect,
- how each KPI relates to material aspects and
- how the impact of each aspect occurs within and outside of Reach for Change.
Entities reported on
The entities included in the GRI report are the same as the ones in the Financial report .