ISEAL Code of Good Practice: revision and integration

The consultation on the first draft of the ISEAL Code of Good Practice is now open. Help shape more effective solutions to sustainability challenges by sharing your views.

Revision and integration process

The draft ISEAL Code of Good Practice revises and integrates the ISEAL Impacts, Standard-Setting, and Assurance Codes of Good Practice, and also incorporates essential practices from the ISEAL Sustainability Claims Good Practice Guide.

The revision and integration process is being overseen by a Steering Group, made up of a diverse group of stakeholders, who are providing guidance and support to this significant change process.

For more information, read the revision and integration plan, and the transition process to evaluation against the revised Code.

Review the draft Code

The draft ISEAL Code of Good Practice includes eight chapters, and identifies which ISEAL Credibility Principle the requirements support. Start by learning more in this overview document about the draft Code structure and content, or by listening back to the Code consultation launch webinar. The overview document will be available soon in Chinese, Portuguese and Spanish.

You can then review the draft Code in the following formats:

The feedback you provide during the consultation will shape the next draft, which will be released for public consultation before final amendments and approvals.

Provide feedback

The consultation opens 22 September 2022 and closes 16 December 2022. In whatever way that sustainability systems are relevant to your work, we’d love to hear your views, and there are multiple ways to provide feedback.

Complete the survey. After reviewing the draft Code, you can complete the survey to provide even a single comment, or high-level feedback on the overall draft Code (approximately 10 minutes), or in-depth feedback on specific chapters (at least 15 minutes).

You can also provide detailed feedback on any of the requirements in the draft Code by adding your comments to the excel spreadsheet, and sending this to

All comments received through the course of the consultation will be anonymised and made publicly available. We will also publish a summary of the feedback received and how this was addressed when we release the second consultation draft.

Join the discussion

Learn more about the draft Code, participate in discussion and provide feedback by joining the webinars and workshops:

Impact-driven sustainability systems | Workshop
4 October, 14:30 - 16:00 UTC+1

Shaping sustainability systems to achieve sustainability goals | ISEAL and Centre for Responsible Business workshop
13 October, 15:00 - 17:00 IST / 10:30 - 12:30 UTC+1

Corporate due diligence and sustainability systems | Webinar
20 October, 11:30 - 13:00 UTC+1

Policymakers’ perspectives on the ISEAL Code of Good Practice | Webinar 
27 October, 12:00 -13:00 UTC+1

Innovation and credibility across a range of sustainability systems | Workshop 
3 November, 10:00 -11:00 UTC

Contact us

If you have any feedback or questions, please contact Caitlin Peeling, Senior Manager for Membership and Credibility.