ISEAL Credibility Principles

The Credibility Principles capture the essentials for a standards system to deliver positive impact and are the result of a year long global consultation...
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ISEAL members

Who we are

ISEAL is the global membership association for sustainability standards.

Our mission is to strengthen sustainability standards systems for the benefit of people and the environment.


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We are the recognised experts on what credibility looks like for sustainability standards and certification

Our members develop their standards in open processes that result in meaningful requirements for industry to improve. They also provide independent, transparent verification to assure that changes happening are real.

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We’re all about impact, so we measure it and work to improve from what we learn

Many independent reports have shown that credible standards lead to higher social, environmental and economic benefits compared with business as usual.

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We work with governments, businesses and NGOs to transform places and industries

Our work complements other efforts underway, and we seek partnerships to drive sustainability improvements.

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We know that the scale of global challenges requires improved approaches, so we are innovating rapidly and collaboratively to meet evolving needs

ISEAL members are making a unique contribution to driving sustainability at all levels, and at scale.

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