Our shared world: The doubleSlash common good report
We receive our first common good report
Given our role as a software company we are very much aware of the obligation we have towards society, particularly as digitalisation continues to permeate almost all societal sectors.
- This is why we actively embrace sustainability. It is firmly anchored in our values: in the way we interact with each other, through the quality of our software, with long-term customer relationships and partnerships.
- As part of an audit for the Common Good Report, we took a close look at our various corporate divisions with regard to sustainability. Our aim is to make a difference together and act in the interests of the common good.
- The Common Good Balance Sheet is an audited CSR report completed by doubleSlash for the first time in 2020. On a scale of -3,600 to +1,000, we achieved a balance sheet total of 324. These results have helped us identify our personal status quo and become more transparent.
- We’re pleased to report that we’re extremely well positioned in some areas and passionate about working on areas where there is room for improvement.
Ultimately, at least this is our hope and aspiration, we are doing something positive for all of us: for the society we live in and for the planet which is the foundation of all life.
"I thought the high level of awareness at doubleSlash in terms of social responsibility was remarkable. The IT sector is playing a significant role in the current social transformation, after all. It is crucial in our view that companies operating in this sector act responsibility and in a value-oriented manner.
I was also impressed by the corporate culture which is characterised by mutual respect and openness, also with regard to external employees. Fair working conditions are by no means a given in such a dynamic industry."
Manfred Kofranek // Managing Director of Gemeinwohl-Ökonomie GmbH
Committed to the common good
Creating a Common Good Balance Sheet (CGB) for doubleSlash pursues several objectives. Firstly, to define for ourselves exactly what sustainable action for the common good entails and how well we have performed so far. Secondly, to utilise the insights gained to become even better. Publishing the audited CGB aims to provide transparency with regard to how sustainable we are in terms of human dignity, solidarity and justice, ecological sustainability, and transparency and democratic participation.
It goes without saying that we recognise our responsibility to make a contribution towards greater sustainability and societal development beyond the boundaries of our company – this is one of the stated goals of our project. We are convinced that future-proof economic models must do more than maximise profits – they need to focus on human dignity, solidarity and justice, as well as being ecological, sustainable and transparent.
"What I particularly like about the Common Good Report is that it links ecological with social sustainability and also stands for transparency and participation. It takes courage to publish such a comprehensive, externally audited report and hold up a mirror to ourselves as a company. This is exactly what will help us identify what still needs to be done in order to fulfil our responsibility towards nature and society."
Findan Eisenhut // Business Consultant at doubleSlash
About the Economy for the Common Good
The Economy for the Common Good (ECG) is an international movement involving numerous individuals, companies and communities, and is centred on a sustainable economic system concerned with people and the environment. Their vision: "Living well in a world where the economy is aligned with ethical values".
At the heart of the ECG lies the Common Good Balance Sheet, which uses a points system to analyse the extent to which corporate activities are based on the values of human dignity, solidarity and social justice, ecological sustainability, and transparency and democratic participation.