As more organisations make use of the values and produce annual Impact Statements, it may be tempting to compare results and create ‘benchmarks’. However, as value is claimed for interventions that take place in different contexts, this approach carries little benefit. A more useful way of comparing results is through working groups, where it is possible to understand a project in full context. Transparent reporting and consistency in calculation will also help others to understand exactly how an intervention created value.
You can download some examples of social value reporting below to see how other are doing it.