• Creating a pool of social impact specialists

  • To enable organisations re-define their social value
    by proving and improving their performance

  • To enable organisations re-define their social value
    by proving and improving their performance

  • Creating a pool of social impact specialists

Who we are?

Social Audit Network, India is a project of the MSDS Trust founded by Mr.PN Devarajan in 1999. It is the Indian chapter of Social Audit Network, UK and was launched in India in 2010.

SAN UK evolved the Social Accounting and Audit framework which helps understand the impact Organisations have on the People and the Planet. It also leads to planning effective and efficient management of social impact within the organization.

Why Social Audit?

Social audit is a process that involves assessing and evaluating an organization's social and ethical performance. Here are several reasons why social audit is essential:

  • Prove & Improve performance of the Organization
  • Alignment with Vision & Mission
  • Report on Social, Environmental and Economic impact
  • Identify Strategy gaps in the projects
  • Build rapport with stakeholders
  • Improves Accountability and Transparency
  • Can be used as a Strategic Planning Report
  • Comprehensive report for investors and potential funders

Why Social Impact?

Social Impact Assessment (SIA) is a crucial tool used to evaluate and understand the potential effects of a proposed project or policy on the social fabric of a community or society at large. Here are some key reasons why Social Impact Assessment is essential:

  • Alignment with Mission
  • Understand Social Impact & Effectiveness of Projects
  • Provides data-driven insights
  • Opportunity to interact with stakeholders
  • Identify successful projects to scale or replicate
  • Helps adapt to shifts in community needs
  • Improves Accountability and Transparency
  • Powerful tool for marketing


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Our Services

Based on the Social Accounting & Audit Framework, SAN India offers a wide range of social impact associated services to help organizations reflect on its performance and improve on it. We offer consultancy services and Capacity Building for Organisations and Individuals

Social Audit

Prove and improve the social performance using SAA methodology and VMVOA framework.

Need Assessment

Baseline study and feasibility analysis

SDG Alignment Training

The SDG alignment training/workshops provides direction for NGOs/ CSRs and social enterprises

Impact Assessment

Evaluation of social impacts using VMVOA/ REES framework

SAA Master Class

Creating a resource pool of social accountants and social auditors


Training in Social Impact Practitioners, SDG Alignment, SROI.

Our Mission

To foster a culture of social accountability among organisations


Engage with SAN – India to

  • Acquire a sharper understanding of your organisation's core values and objectives
  • Re-define your social value and prove and improve your social performance
  • Strategise impact driven projects that can be measured and evaluated
  • Evaluate the Effectiveness & Efficiency of your projects
  • Become a Social Impact Specialist / Social Auditor

Do you want to conduct social audit for your organisation?

Do you want to become a certified Social Auditor?

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Our Social Auditors




Corporate Foundations


CSR Projects


Social Enterprises Audited


Social Auditors/Social Impact Practitioners Trained


Master Classes/ Trainings Conducted