We know your time is limited. The process for Suppliers is designed to be intuitive and rapid, with support from our Customer Services always on hand.
Firstly, we need you to Register as a Supplier. Registering is simple and will only take a few minutes assuming you have your basic company information close by. We’ll need to understand the profile of your organisation, such as size and sector, so that we tailor the right question set for you.
Secondly, we will validate your input. Our evaluation team will confirm the data with leading third party company information sources and ensure we understand your profile. The verification check also provides security, as we’ll email you back to confirm identity. We’ll get that done within the next business day. So, rest assured, only employees with valid emails against valid company data will be accepted
Then we’ll need to take a payment for this service. Our payments model is truly value-based reflecting the CIPS ambition to create a true cross-sector index at minimal cost. See our pricing information here. In short, our fees reflect your profile and our starting fee at just £199 provides all of the same benefits as that for larger or more complex organisations.
Once you’ve paid, your account will be active and your tailored questionnaire will be ready for you to complete. You can enter the data at your pace, and save or print as you go along. On-line information guides help you along and you can e-mail our Customer Service team if there’s anything specific - we’d be delighted to assist. Once you’re done, you can preview all of your responses and then submit.
Then it’s over the CIPS Sustainability Index Evaluation team. Our trained staff are specialised in the questionnaire by sector and by each of the pillars of sustainability (i.e. Economic, Environmental and Social). We’ll review and score each question. When done, you’ll get a preview of the final score and then we’re all set to publish.
Once you have a published score, you’ll gain access to a customised homepage, providing you with dashboards, analytics and insights of your score against a peer group and best practice. The CIPS Sustainability Index will be continuously developing with latest insight, knowledge guides and actionable ideas to help you on the sustainability journey.
You’ll have a fully evaluated score you can share with clients (no more repeat questions), a full years usage of the CIPS Sustainability Index accreditation and solution access to valuable insights.