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Indicators - 2
 

Governments produce and require indicators for all sorts of environmental phenomena.

Major corporations or supply chain drivers are starting to ask for indicators of environmental performance.

Local Authorities also want to work with indicators.

Everybody can speak the same language using indicators.

An indicator is composed of a number and a unit of measure.

The number gives us a magnitude (how much) and the unit gives the number a meaning (what).

ISO 14031 sets out three main sets of indicators: Environment Condition Indicators (ECIs), Operation or Process Indicators (OPIs), and Management Performance Indicators (MPIs).

Example of ECI relating to Climate Change
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