Growing interest in addressing sustainability issues at scale have seen the emergence of a number of landscape and jurisdictional approaches in recent years. Comprehensive and strict social and environmental indicators are urgently needed to ensure the effectiveness, transparency and credibility of landscape approaches. Baselines must be established, and indicators tracked to monitor improvement over time. For many landscape approaches, the measurement of social indicators at scale has proven challenging. There is no comprehensive and practical landscape wide assessment framework for social standards. Without continuous and novel monitoring approaches, social issues like forced labour and worker’s rights are elusive and difficult to track.