GoodWeave is a non-profit organisation that seeks to end exploitative child labour in the carpet industry and offer educational opportunities to children and support to communities affected by exploitative practices by certifying carpets and rugs free from exploitive production. To earn the GoodWeave label, rug exporters and importers must be licensed under the GoodWeave certification programme.
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 Evaluation in progress.
As a result of this independent evaluation, GoodWeave have made the following improvements to their assurance system:
Improved the effectiveness of their oversight mechanism in addressing non-compliances identified in external assessments of assurance provider compliance with ISO17065
Published clarification on sanctions resulting from non-conformities
As a result of this independent evaluation, GoodWeave have made the following improvements to their M&E system:
Developed a set of indicators to link with the long-term goals of the program with clearer indication of how to measure progress against these through research, existing external data sources and/or commissioned impact evaluation studies
Made a list of all indicators being used in the monitoring and evaluation system; and a list of completed, ongoing and planned outcome and impact evaluations available on their website
Agreed to include identification of unintended effects in evaluation studies
ISEAL Code Compliant members provide publicly available reports that give a comprehensive and accessible overview of a member's system.
ISEAL System Overview GoodWeave 2022