• Distributors

Investment Lens

  • Poverty Level

Distributor Individuals: Low Income (PI2125)

Number of low income individuals who served as distributors of the organization's products/services during the reporting period.
Reporting format
Unit Referenced within Metric Definition
Metric type
Metric level
Product/Service, Organization
IRIS metric citation
IRIS, 2016. Distributor Individuals: Low Income (PI2125). v4.0.


Organizations should footnote all assumptions used as well as details on the assessment tools used to identify low income distributors. See usage guidance for further information.

Usage Guidance

  • This metric is intended to capture self-employed, low income individuals who sell the organization's products or services - either to other distributors (wholesale) or to the ultimate consumer (retail).
  • Distributors do not need to exclusively sell the organization's products or services. Direct employees that distribute the organization's goods or services should be considered as employees and not as distributors.
  • The population classified as low income includes all those who fall below a fixed threshold and is inclusive of those classified as poor or very poor. Due to the complexities of assessing the poverty level of distributors, organizations will likely have to use specific assessment tools to report on this accurately. See the glossary definition for additional information on commonly used tools to help determine the absolute poverty level of individuals and households.