Investment Lens

  • Geographic Setting


  • Suppliers

Supplier Organizations: Local (PI6385)

Number of local enterprises that sold goods or services to the organization during the reporting period.
Reporting format
Unit Referenced within Metric Definition
Metric type
Metric level
Product/Service, Organization
IRIS metric citation
IRIS, 2016. Supplier Organizations: Local (PI6385). v4.0.


Organizations should footnote their definition of "local". See usage guidance for further information.

Usage Guidance

  • Individual organizations' definitions of local will depend on their business model and impact objective. For example, if the purpose is economic development, "local" may be defined within geo-political boundaries. If the focus is around reducing emissions, then "local" may be defined based on specific distance factors.
  • This metric is intended to capture information about the local enterprises that supply goods or services to the reporting organization. Organizations should determine the precise threshold for which they report suppliers, but it is recommended that only enterprises that supply goods and services that are fundamental to the operations of the reporting organization be included.
  • Subcontractors should not be included as part of this calculation but can be reported under temporary employees.