What is Open Responsibility?

Open Responsibility is an open database providing access to information on companies' and organizations' sustainability work and performance. The database is global and gives the opportunity to any company, organization or institute to share their own, or other collected, sustainability information. It also gives anybody the opportunity to access the information in the database. As a developer you can build new technology that uses the sustainability data, through an API (Application Programming Interface).

What is the purpose?

The purpose of Open Responsibility is to open up information about sustainability performance and practices, and make it accessible to a larger audience.

Access to this kind of data is a critical to enable best practices in sustainable strategies to be shared and spread between companies and organizations, in order to encourage the faster development of sustainable innovation and practices. Another purpose is to enable the creation of new tools, programs and applications based on sustainability data, by developing an API. Through this, we hope to enable an even larger awareness of sustainability issues and best practices.

Enabling sustainability information, best practices and ideas to be transferred among individuals and organizations is, in our view, an important component in order to reach a more sustainable development.

Who is Open Responsibility for?

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Licence and legal

The Open Responsibility database is licensed under the Open Database License. A plain language summary of the ODbL is available on the Open Data Commons website. The full version of the licence is available here.

Summary of license

You are free:

To Share: To copy, distribute and use the database.
To Create: To produce works from the database.
To Adapt: To modify, transform and build upon the database.

As long as you:

Attribute: You must attribute any public use of the database, or works produced from the database, in the manner specified in the ODbL. For any use or redistribution of the database, or works produced from it, you must make clear to others the license of the database and keep intact any notices on the original database.

Share-Alike: If you publicly use any adapted version of this database, or works produced from an adapted database, you must also offer that adapted database under the ODbL.

Keep open: If you redistribute the database, or an adapted version of it, then you may use technological measures that restrict the work (such as DRM) as long as you also redistribute a version without such measures.

See more at: http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/summary/#sthash.Mxnqgrrw.dpuf

You are responsible for reading the license information before using data from Open Responsibility.


The information in the Open Responsibility database is gathered from many different sources. A majority of the sources comes from each of the organizations themselves, such as sustainability/CSR reports and internal calculations. Open Responsibility or Worldfavor AB cannot guarantee the accuracy of the data.

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Contact Details

  • Telephone: +46 (0) 706382349

Open Responsibility is supported by Vinnova - Sweden's Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems.