Sustainable Society Index

Active Project? No
Year Project Began: 2006
Year of Last Input: 2012
Last Updated: Aug 1 2013
Project Location:
The Netherlands
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Lead Organization:
Sustainable Society Foundation
Type of Organization:

Geographic Scope

National, Multi-National Region, Global

Issue Areas

Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Health & Wellbeing, Poverty, Social, Population


The Sustainable Society Index (SSI) was first created in 2006 and is updated every 2 years. The index shows at a glance the level of sustainability on a scale of 1 to 10 of no less than 151 countries, covering over 99% of the world’s population. It is still the only index that integrates human wellbeing, environmental wellbeing and economic wellbeing which covers a large number of countries and is regularly updated. The latest update is the SSI 2012 (see and shows not only the aggregated total score of the SSI but also the scores for the 21 indicators that make up the index. In 2012 the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC) has audited the SSI and concluded that the framework is conceptually coherent and meets the statistical requirements set by JRC.

Project URL

Project Contact:

Arthur Manuel
Sustainable Society Foundation - Educational Organization
2935VC Ouderkerk a/d IJssel The Netherlands