• Suppliers

Investment Lens

  • Poverty Level

Supplier Individuals: Very Poor (PI8337)

Number of very poor individuals who 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 Individuals: Very Poor (PI8337). v4.0.


Organizations should footnote all assumptions used as well as details on the assessment tools used to identify the poverty level of suppliers. See usage guidance for further information.

Usage Guidance

  • This metric is intended to be used by organizations who seek to support individuals living in poverty through their supply chains.
  • Due to the complexities of assessing the poverty level of beneficiaries, 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.