From the perspective of the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance and the Net Positive Hospitality philosophy, it's crucial that companies measure and report on a variety of social aspects. These include, but are not limited to, employee health and wellbeing, fair and equitable wages, diversity and inclusion, and human rights adherence. To ensure consistency and comparability, reports should utilize internationally recognized standards and frameworks such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) or the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).

The main barriers assessing social sustainability are often linked to intangibility and subjectivity of social impacts, lack of standardized metrics, and the complexity of compiling data across different departments and locations. Overcoming these hurdles requires a comprehensive approach. Businesses should implement robust data collection and monitoring systems and foster a culture of transparency and accountability. Education and training programs can ensure that all stakeholders understand the importance of social sustainability and their role in it.

Moreover, as a part of the Net Positive Hospitality philosophy, businesses should also aim to create a positive social impact, not just minimize negative ones. They should engage with local communities, invest in their employees' development and wellbeing, and promote a more inclusive and equitable hospitality industry. By doing so, companies will not only meet regulatory requirements but also enhance their reputation, attract and retain talent, and ultimately drive long-term value.