Jurisdictional and landscape claims guide consultation

Your expertise and insights can help us to develop the ‘ISEAL good practice guide on verification of jurisdictional claims’.

The first consultation period ended on 15th of July 2020 and is now closed.


There are a wide range of sustainability initiatives currently being developed and implemented that aim to achieve sustainability impacts at a jurisdictional or landscape-level. These new approaches are practical collaborations focused on a specific geography and often happen in close partnership with local governments or stakeholders. Linking these initiatives to supply chains creates potential market incentives for improved performance and governance. 

Any market information and claims about jurisdictional or landscape performance need to be based on rigorous and credible systems to avoid a new type of greenwashing.  

Purpose of the ISEAL guidance

  • ISEAL is developing a good practice guide to help ensure that sustainability claims made by jurisdictions, landscape initiatives and the companies that source from or support them, are credible. 
  • This new guidance aims to be a practical tool for jurisdictional initiatives, and to complement and be integrated into other frameworks that are being developed to support jurisdictional or landscape approaches - such as LandScale, IDH VSA, SAN Blueprint, and others.

The Consultation

The consultation period ran from 15 April till July 15 2020 and is now closed.

The consultation draft of the ‘ISEAL good practice guide on verification of jurisdictional claims’ is still available. You can also re-listen to two webinars presenting the guidance below.

The final version 0.1 of the good practice guide will be available on this page. 

For further information, please contact davidh@isealalliance.org



Listen to the TFA Jurisdictional Exchange Network webinar on how to make credible claims about jurisdictional progress below.