Without people, we could not develop, produce, or sell any products. Social factors are increasingly included in sustainability assessments. The argument for inclusion is that necessary workforces cannot be sustained over time without basic rights and fair treatment. The problem from an assessment standpoint is not that social factors are unimportant, but that they are often difficult to measure and quantify.
Factors that are often included in assessments include: Worker and community health and safety regulations, working conditions, worker rights and "Living Wage", forced labour, child labour and guarantees of non-discrimination, training opportunities, employee input and freedom to innovate.
Everybody comes to work in a healthy condition, and should go home in a healthy condition.
European standards and legislation are state of the art. Above mentioned aspects are part of the management systems, and actions and results are reported in annual reports or Company Social Responsibility reports.