About us

Textile worker, Nepal © Robin Romano, GoodWeave
Textile worker, Nepal © Robin Romano, GoodWeave

About us

The ISEAL Alliance is the global membership association for sustainability standards.

ISEAL is a non-governmental organisation whose mission is to strengthen sustainability standards systems for the benefit of people and the environment. Its membership is open to all multi-stakeholder sustainability standards and accreditation bodies that demonstrate their ability to meet the ISEAL Codes of Good Practice and accompanying requirements, and commit to learning and improving.  Through membership in ISEAL, standards systems show a commitment to supporting a unified movement of sustainability standards. ISEAL also has a non-member, subscriber category to engage with governments, researchers, consultants, private sector organisations, non-profit organisations and other stakeholders with a demonstrable commitment to the ISEAL objectives.

The four goals of ISEAL Alliance are to:

ISEAL is the global leader in defining and communicating what good practice looks like for sustainability standards. Through this work, ISEAL helps drive standards towards delivering more positive impact. At the heart of this is ISEAL’s set of core principles that define credibility in standards. The ISEAL Credibility Principles are the result of global multi-stakeholder consultation and define what we think is essential for a standards system to deliver positive social or environmental impact.

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ISEAL in Four Minutes

Click below to watch a four minute audio slidecast that gives a quick and easy overview of ISEAL: our mission, members, goals, programmes and services.

 

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Fairtrade International, Palestine © Simon-Rawles
The ISEAL Alliance works to strengthen sustainability standards systems for the benefit of people and the environment.
Photo of a fisherman © MSC
ISEAL’s mission is to strengthen sustainability standards systems for the benefit of people and the environment.
Irene Kijara, Mabale Growers Tea Factory, Uganda © Simon Rawles 2007, Fairtrade
The ISEAL Alliance was founded in 2002 by a pioneering group of sustainability standard-setters. Today, our Codes of Good Practice are seen as global references for developing credible standards.