Engaging with key stakeholder groups is a fundamental step towards designing or revising a credible standard.
Stakeholders that are affected by a sustainability standard are those that are most likely to care about its content and whose agreement and consensus will inform its success. Through active and meaningful consultation, the opportunity and environment is created to transition stakeholders into supporters and advocates.
When ISEAL introduces or revises a credibility tool or Code of Good Practice, we engage with stakeholders through a consultation process that includes in person meetings, facilitated workshops and topic based webinars.
ISEAL consultations are public and all feedback is welcome and used to inform the outcome.
In 2020, ISEAL is revising the Credibility Principles and will be holding consultations. Read more about the Credibility Principles revision.
ISEAL held a consultation to develop the ‘ISEAL good practice guide on verification of jurisdictional claims’. The consultation closed July 15, learn more here.
In 2019, ISEAL carried out a review of the Impacts and Standard-Setting Codes. Read more information on the review activities and findings.