About Us

Introducing WikiRate

Greater company transparency through Open Data

At WikiRate Project e.V., we believe greater company transparency is a good thing. 

With your passion and the power of open data, we can make companies better together. 

Let us explain.

Companies shape our lives every day. However, we are often in the dark over how they operate. If we can't see how companies' operations help or harm people's lives and the environment, how can we expect improvement?

Seeing how companies' operations impact people and the environment is the first step in improving the world.

That's why, in 2013, we created WikiRate with a vision of a world in which everyone can understand and shape company impacts.

Our mission is to empower better decision making and help tackle the world’s challenges with open and actionable data.

WikiRate is a collaborative open data platform where you can contribute and view data on companies' environmental, social, and governance performance, supply chain transparency disclosures, and their progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.

The power and utility of Open Data in one place

Bringing data together in one place is powerful because it makes deeper insights possible to identify problems and discover solutions through comparisons and sector analysis.

Collecting data in one place also shows where there are gaps. This is useful as we can then ask companies to provide the information to fill those gaps and build a better picture of the situation. 

This helps us all to hold companies to account and to help them respond better to the challenges we face today.

A community-driven platform

Our community members - you - decide which companies to assess and on what.

Working collaboratively in Research Groups and Projects, community members add and verify public information on our open database about companies' operations. 

Our community is diverse and enables discussion, research and rating of company performance by:

  • Academics and students, 
  • Nonprofits, 
  • Standard bodies, 
  • Investors,
  • Companies, and
  • Volunteers. 

We love welcoming new members

We all have a stake in companies and their impact on the environment and communities.

You can become one of our community members and help shape the future of corporate transparency. 

We're also on the lookout for Partnerships

We have several partnerships with universities and advocacy groups that run research projects. 

If you are interested in learning more, you can fill out this form and we’ll let you know how we can help.

Our Programs

We've launched several Programs to assess companies' performance on specific topics. Learn more about them by heading over to Programs.

Our Team

We're focused on making WikiRate the best open data platform it can be. Want to meet the team? Come and say hello.

We are a not-for-profit, we're always happy to receive your help

WikiRate is a not-for-profit organization based in Berlin, Germany. We are entirely funded through grants and donations. If you are interested in supporting our work, we'd love to have your support