ISEAL Framework for Improving Sustainability Impacts: consultation

ISEAL has developed a good practice guide to support sustainability systems to strengthen the effectiveness of your improvement strategies. We are seeking input on this draft until 15 January 2021.


Global sustainability challenges are complex problems and determining the best strategies to bring about lasting improvements in sustainability performance remains a core challenge for sustainability systems. 

This good practice guide summarises the steps that a sustainability system can take to understand the context in which it is operating and how that impacts its choice of strategies and partnerships.  Because complex systems are dynamic, the guide is structured around a learning feedback loop in which sustainability systems can assess how well their strategies are working and why, in order to both adapt and improve the effectiveness of those strategies and to communicate about the progress that is being made.  

How to join the consultation

The public consultation runs from 5 November 2020 - 15 January 2021.

There are a variety of ways you can provide feedback on this draft Framework:

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This project is supported by The Walton Family Foundation and The David & Lucile Packard Foundation

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