COSA maintains a flexible array of tools that can be adapted as needs dictate. Its standard toolkit includes five unique components:

  1. Globally comparable indicators and tested field surveys
  2. Electronic data gathering with COSATouch quality control
  3. Data management via a dedicated and searchable database
  4. Useful analysis and impact assessment using rigorous methods and the flexibility of multiple integrated tools.
  5. Managerial tools for monitoring and evaluating sustainability within an organization