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Tea pickers at Makaibari Tea Estate, India © Didier Gentilhomme, Fairtrade Intl
Tea pickers at Makaibari Tea Estate, India. Photo © Didier Gentilhomme, Fairtrade International
Sustainability standards cover a wide range of sectors such as agriculture, forestry, fisheries, textiles, carbon and water. But sustainability standards are also emerging in a range of new sectors such as mining and minerals.

Standards systems that are members of ISEAL have been set up and implemented to ensure that products in a given sector are made sustainably. For many companies, ISEAL members’ standards have become the most viable approaches to managing their supply chain’s impacts on ecosystems and livelihoods. By choosing raw materials, certified or verified as sustainable by credible standards systems, businesses can better achieve their sustainability objectives.

Click on the options at the left to find out about some the issues sustainability standards address in diffefrent sectors.