The BuyAbility Impact Tool measures the social and economic impact of BuyAbility Social Enterprises on the Australian economy and society. Supporting BuyAbility Social Enterprises means increased employment opportunities for people with disability. Meaningful work means people with disability can lead a normal life, make friends and find professional fulfilment knowing they are contributing to the community. The social impact of employment is considerable both for the employee themselves and their family, carers and friends.

Providing work opportunities for people with disability has a significant economic impact allowing the Government to save billions of dollars. The BuyAbility Impact Tool provides the opportunity for BuyAbility Social Enterprises to enter their organisational and supported employee data and demonstrate the social and economic impact metrics of the supported employment sector.

The methodology used in the Tool to calculate the economic and social benefit of supported employment has received third party verification from ACIL Allen.

Regular benchmark reviews provide across-the-board updates, including wage assessment, productivity and employee satisfaction. They assist in the monitoring of operational site productions within the organisation as well as externally. The tool provides a staffing record database and encourages the engagement of employees to record testimonials and satisfaction reviews.

NDS members can access the BuyAbility Tool – which measures and calculates their social and economic contribution to Australia. The tool provides reports that are a great resource for potential buyers.The BuyAbility Impact Tool generates accurate data on the economic and social benefits of your organisation and supported employment generally.

NDS members can access the Tool here.

For assistance with the BuyAbility Impact Tool, please contact:

Paul Musso

Ph: 02 9256 3171 or 0414 523 149



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