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06/12/2017
Research webinars
24/11/2017
ISEAL Member Public System Reports
Show description ISEAL members produce and annually update a public system report for each of the ISEAL Codes. The main goal of these reports is to provide a simplified overview of an organisation’s standard-setting, assurance and monitoring and evaluation systems. These are the most recent reports published by each of our standard-setting members. We only publish public system reports after a member has completed an external evaluation (peer review or independent evaluation). Thereafter, each subsequent yearly updated report remains public. Reports for…
18/02/2019
Webinar | ISEAL members collective reporting efforts - findings and learnings
4.94 MB
Show description <p>ISEAL member schemes have collaborated on shared reporting since 2011. In this webinar, ISEAL presents the key findings and learnings from two recently published collaborative collective reporting projects.&nbsp;<br /> The first of these focusses on the issue of multiple certification in the coffee and cocoa sectors - better understand to what extent farmers are certified by one or more ISEAL member scheme, to identify key characteristics of multiple certified certificate holders, and to examine regional and commodity-…
15/10/2018
Webinar | The role of sustainability standards in ending situations of forced labour in supply chains
2.99 MB
Show description The shift in recent years towards a more sustainable global economy has seen an increasing focus on how businesses address human rights and potential labour exploitation in their supply chains. Companies are now expected to go beyond public commitments, and face the task of operationalising human rights policies in a transparent fashion. Credible standards organisations have proven to be important tools to bridge the implementation gap of these policies, raising the question of how standards systems are equipped to identify forced labour and…
11/07/2018
Executive summary | Understanding certified small producers' needs
1.37 MB
Show description This executive summary looks at the issues facing small certified producers and their expectations and experiences of certification, and explores how standards can address producers’ needs and priorities.
11/07/2018
Report | Understanding certified small producers' needs
8.72 MB
Show description This report looks at the issues facing small certified producers and their expectations and experiences of certification, and explores how standards can address producers’ needs and priorities.
22/06/2018
Webinar | Understanding the reality for producers: insights from ISEAL’s producer needs survey
Show description Small-scale producers and SMEs are at the heart of sustainability standards and their innovations agenda. To maximise the value of standards to producers, we need to hear from the producers themselves – what are their priorities and constraints? How has involvement in standards benefitted them? What barriers do they face? To try and answer these questions, ISEAL conducted a survey on the needs of certified small-scale producers in five countries. Joshua Wickerham, ISEAL Policy & Outreach Manager, guides us through key insights from the…
15/06/2018
Report | Responsible Business Practices in the Indian Palm Oil Sector
2.13 MB
Show description This 2014 report, prepared by Centre for Responsible Business with the support of ISEAL, analyses the landscape for the import and use of sustainable palm oil in India, looking at major drivers for and gaps in domestic demand.The report explores the reasons behind the low uptake of sustainable palm oil in India, the world's largest importer and consumer of the edible oil. It makes recommendations for Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil and ISEAL on strategies they can use, as well as potential…
04/01/2018
Report | Lessons learnt about research design and methods
5.53 MB
Show description This methodological paper from ISEAL shares insights and lessons learned from three ongoing impact evaluations that completed their baseline in 2016 and are due for end line evaluation in 2019. These baseline studies are part of the Demonstrating and Improving Poverty Impacts project and were undertaken in the cotton sector in India and the coffee sector in Kenya and Indonesia. This paper attempts to address fundamental conceptual questions that arise in the course of designing and undertaking impact evaluations of sustainability standards…
29/11/2017
Research webinar 23 | Environmental-economic benefits and trade-offs on certified coffee farms
Show description Research webinar with Jeremy Haggar (Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich) and Gabriela Soto (Committee on Sustainability Assessment) on the environmental and economic benefits and trade-offs on certified coffee farms. This webinar presented on Wednesday 29th November 2017 looks at findings on economic and environmental outcomes on certified coffee farms in Nicaragua and economic outcomes in Costa Rica and Guatemala, evaluated using the COSA assessment framework. It also explores how certification outcomes vary relative to…