Global Benchmarking Network

Types of Benchmarking

Generally, one can distinguish among three types of Benchmarking, which are found throughout Europe and the world.



The Benchmarking of Companies has been spread most widely. Here, companies learn from another; they compare index numbers and exchange information about Benchmarking objects.

The Benchmarking of Sectors compares the performances of individual sectors. The goal is to learn from other sectors which, according to certain criteria, perform better.

Against the background of the developing European Union, the Benchmarking of the Environment gains increasing importance. In the future, countries can compare the political, social or economic environment. This will enable them to learn from each other.

The following chapter focuses on Benchmarking of Companies. This type of Benchmarking can be divided into internal and external Benchmarking.