• Suppliers

Investment Lens

  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

Supplier Organizations: SME (PI9495)

Number of small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) 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: SME (PI9495). v4.0.


Organizations should footnote all assumptions used.

Usage Guidance

  • This metric is intended to capture information about the small-to-medium 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.