Gold Standard

Iseal code compliant member

Gold Standard

Gold Standard’s vision is ‘Climate security and sustainable development for all’. Their role as a standards body is to maximise the impact of climate and development activities. It was developed with an aim to ensure that projects that reduced carbon emissions under the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) also delivered on the dual mandate to foster sustainable development.

ISEAL Code Compliant designates members who have successfully undergone independent evaluations against the ISEAL Codes of Good Practice in Standards-Setting, Assurance and Impacts.

Independent Evaluations to the ISEAL Standards-Setting Code
Previous assessment

As a result of this independent evaluation, Gold Standard have made the following improvements to how they develop their standards:

  • Strengthened and developed additional measures to ensure the continued balanced representation of their Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). The TAC is a body of independent technical experts that provides TAC provides transparent, credible and timely expert advice, strategic input and decision making to standards developed and maintained by Gold Standard.

  • Made it clear to external stakeholders how the standard can be accessed.

 
Independent Evaluations to the ISEAL Assurance Code
Next assessment

As part of the transition arrangement to the new ISEAL membership structure which became effective in November 2020, ISEAL have agreed that the Gold Standard can use the term ‘ISEAL Code Compliant’ conditional to successfully completing an independent evaluation by 28 April 2023.

Independent Evaluations to the ISEAL Impacts Code
Next assessment

As part of the transition arrangement to the new ISEAL membership structure which became effective in November 2020, ISEAL have agreed that Gold Standard can use the term ‘ISEAL Code Compliant’ conditional to successfully completing an independent evaluation by 31 December 2022.