The economic impact of a company is measured using a standard means of analysis called an economic impact assessment.
This report quantifies the 3 ‘core’ channels of impact that comprise Sellafield Ltd’s ‘economic footprint’:
- Direct impact, which is the economic activity that Sellafield Ltd generates at its UK offices and plants because of its operational spending.
- Indirect impact, or supply chain impact, that occurs because Sellafield Ltd buys inputs of goods and services from UK businesses.
- Induced impact, which relates to the wider economic benefits that arise when employees of Sellafield Ltd and its supply chain spend their wages in the consumer economy, for example in local retail establishments.