Final Assessment Report

Certainly, the Final Assessment Report is the most important deliverable for the organization. In short, this report identifies areas for improvement and strenghts point of the Organization’s ESG risk profile.

Report preparation

Before the site Assessment conclusion, the Team consolidate all the findings and assign the score using the GIF Metric. After that, the Team prepare the first draft of the Final Assessment Report and leave the organisation. Further, they write the final version of the report and send it to the Validation Body for review.

Therefore, the Validation Body assigns to a GIF AP not involved in the assessment Team the task of reviewing the report and preparing the reviewed version.

To clarify, the purposes of the review are:

  • confirming that all validation activities have been completed in accordance with the Programme
  • verifying the sufficiency and appropriateness of evidence supporting the score
  • providing with evidence that significant findings are identified, resolved and documented


In conclusion, the Final Assessment Report consists of the following:

  • executive summary
  • materiality matrix validation
  • significant strengths and weaknesses per Area
  • evidences gathered during the site assessment
  • overall score and its breakdown per criterion and area
  • recommendations for decision
Final Assessment report

How to use the Report

Firstly, the Final Assessment Report is strictly confidential.

Therefore, the Organization’s representative receives the report and can use it for internal purposes.

To sum up, the report aims to provide Leaders, Management and Employees with input for thinking over the next steps.

Benefits for Leaders:

  • Help plan and and control the ESG risk strategy
  • Understand what is important to do as a leader
  • Develop a culture where social responsibility for sustainable development is the norm

Benefits for Management:

  • See the link between strategy and operations
  • Engage employees in treating the ESG risks
  • Lead improvements and ESG risk reduction

Benefits for Employees:

  • Provide employees with input to build a common direction for sustainable development
  • Create awareness of the impact of their action on the Stakeholders
  • Contribute to progress and competitiveness

In addition, the Programme Owner uses the Report prepared by the Validation Body as supporting information for preparing and granting the following outputs: