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Sustainable Society Foundation

How sustainable is our world?

According to the latest issue of the Sustainable Society Index, SSI, the world scores 5.7 on a scale from 0 to 10. It is the average for 151 countries included in the SSI.

The diagram below shows the scores of the 22 indicators that make up the Index. The outer circle represents full sustainability and the centre of the web no sustainability at all.

The 22 indicators cover the main aspects of Quality of Life and of Sustainability.

Quality of Life

  • Personal Development: Indicators 1 - 6
  • Healthy Environment: Indicators 7 - 9
  • Well-balanced Society: Indicators 10 - 14


  • Sustainable Use of Resources: Indicators 15 - 17
  • Sustainable World: Indicators 18 - 22