EB Benchmarking measures and data

19 Dec 2017

In order to support the performance of the sector and following feedback from Environmental Bodies (EBs) that they would welcome the opportunity to be able to assess their own performance against a series of sector-wide benchmarks, we announced in ENTRUST's 2017-2020 Corporate Plan that we would publish anonymised data against key scheme metrics to enable EBs to benchmark their performance.

In consultation with the Association of Distributive and Environmental Bodies (ADEB) we have compiled a number of metrics which use the data provided by EBs in their 2016/2017 Statutory Annual Returns (Form 4s), and other reporting requirements. The areas covered by these metrics are:

  • EB risk scores;
  • Non-compliant recommendations;
  • Project data;
  • EB administration costs;
  • Contributing Third Party (CTP) requirements;
  • Uncommitted funds; and
  • Unspent funds.

The data is provided by quartiles or by banding value, or in some cases, both measures are used. The data is not EB specific and is provided to allow individual EBs to:

  • Assess their performance in relation to other EBs within the quartiles or banding, on key areas within the overall scheme. This data will be used to identify EBs that require a review based around specific risk indicators; and
  • Identify what actions could be taken to improve performance on individual measures.

For more information or to access the benchmarking data please visit the Good Practice and Benchmarking page of our website. The document is also published on the right hand side of this page. If you have any questions about benchmarking or the data provided please contact our Helpline on 01926 488 300 or by emailing helpline@entrust.org.uk