GEO Foundation is a global non-profit organisation whose main activity areas include advocacy for sustainability in and through golf, guidance and standard setting, capacity building and certification. Working in close collaboration with the industry and wider stakeholders, GEO Foundation addresses a gap in the market where cross cutting social and environmental issues for golf are addressed in a systematic way.
ISEAL Code Compliant designates members who have successfully undergone independent evaluations against the ISEAL Codes of Good Practice in Standards-Setting, Assurance and Impacts.
As a result of this independent evaluation, GEO have made the following improvements to how they set their standards:
Clarified the transition (implementation) period of their revised standard
Provided further information in the Terms of Reference for the revision, describing more clearly the scope of the proposed revised standard
As a result of this independent evaluation, GEO have made the following improvements to their assurance system:
Reviewed and updated their risk assessment to include analysis of management strategies to address, mitigate and avoid risks
Published clarification on sanctions resulting from non-conformities
As a result of this independent evaluation, GEO have made the following improvements to their M&E system:
Provided clarification on when performance monitoring, outcome and impact monitoring data will be collected, analysed, aggregated, and reported on
Updated their website with further information on GEO's M&E system, current set up and plans, and contact information
Consulted with stakeholders to identify a list of core outcome indicators and metrics
ISEAL Code Compliant members provide publicly available reports that give a comprehensive and accessible overview of a member's system.
ISEAL System Overview GEO Foundation 2022