The global skills and competency framework for the digital world

Sustainability assessment SUAS

The evaluation of the sustainability of operational or planned services, devices and day-to-day operations such as travel. The establishment of a model or scheme to track changes in consumption over time and to generate feedback to enable improvements in energy or resource efficiency. The identification of areas requiring attention, and the initiation of actions to change or control the procurement of energy or other resources, so as to improve sustainability.


Defined at these levels: 4 5 6

Sustainability assessment: Levels 1-3

This skill is not typically observed or practiced at these levels of responsibility and accountability.

Sustainability assessment: Level 4

Assesses, records and reports on utilisation of energy and other resources, showing expertise in a given area such as a class of computing devices, or business travel. Provides advice on the improvement of sustainability in that area of expertise.

Sustainability assessment: Level 5

Leads the introduction and management of measures to assess and report on sustainability and the impact of conservation activities. Ensures that the effectiveness and accuracy of the monitoring actions is kept under review, and that appropriate improvements are made.

Sustainability assessment: Level 6

Determines the organisation’s approach to the assessment of sustainability and to the monitoring of the effectiveness of activities intended to cause improvements. Provides overall leadership in assessment activity around the organisation.

Sustainability assessment: Level 7

This skill is not typically observed or practiced at this level of responsibility and accountability.