Gallup’s People and Planet 5 survey items are Gallup’s contribution to the science of ESG. We recommend that all organizations add these items to their current employee surveys, on their chosen platform. These five survey questions:
- are written by Gallup experts and scientifically validated
- have been proven to be predictive of positive organizational outcomes
- allow for global benchmarking
Our intent is for the People and Planet 5 items to become the global standard for credible comparisons of nonfinancial ESG metrics related to the voice of the employee.
U.S. ESG data are collected using the Gallup Panel, which is based on a random sample of adults, aged 18 and older, working full time or part time for organizations in the United States, who are members of the Gallup Panel. Gallup uses probability-based, random sampling methods to recruit its Panel members.
Global and regional ESG data are collected using the Gallup World Poll, which has conducted surveys of the world’s adult population, using randomly selected samples, since 2005. The survey is administered annually in person or by telephone, covering more than 160 countries and areas since its inception. Gallup’s global engagement data reflect the responses of adults, aged 15 and older, who are employed for any number of hours by an employer.
In line charts on this webpage, Gallup labels some data points with a year and month. Years that have only one data point labeled with the year and "Jan" (abbreviated for "January") reflect annual survey results. Years that have one data point labeled with a specific month besides January or that have multiple data points labeled with specific months reflect results obtained during the noted month(s). When Gallup’s survey field dates for one data point occur in more than one month, Gallup labels the data point with the ending month.