The basis of the GWO balance is a matrix (downloadable at impulse.de/gemeinwohl- matrix). It contains 20 topic areas that need to be addressed. It examines how the company acts according to the four values of “human dignity”, “solidarity and justice”, “ecological sustainability” and “transparency and co-decision” in relation to each of these five groups: Suppliers, company owners and financial partners, employees, customers and the social environment. Example: Do your suppliers pay attention to sustainability? Are your salaries fairly distributed?