Join our community

Photo from 2014 Global Sustainability Standards Conference
Photo from 2014 Global Sustainability Standards Conference
The ISEAL Community, made up of members and subscribers, is where the sustainability standards movement comes together for innovation and collaboration. ISEAL subscribers are an important part of the community, both as potential members and supporters of the standards movement.

If you share ISEAL's mission and are committed to seeing sustainability standards scale up their impact, then we invite you to apply to become a subscriber

For standards and certification initiatives that are in the early stages of development and want to develop credible systems, joining as an ISEAL subscriber is a good place to start the pathway to ISEAL membership.

ISEAL has more than a hundred subscribers, including government agencies, NGOs, certification programmes, and sustainability initiatives. View our subscribers.

Subscriber benefits include:

  • Access to special webinars and opportunities to share and engage with other organisations.
  • Monthly community newsletter compiling the latest technical resources and analysis.
  • Opportunities to receive tailored training and support from ISEAL.
  • Discounted access to ISEAL training workshops.
  • Reduced fees for the Global Sustainability Standards Conference.
  • Unique opportunities for relationship-building including the ISEAL Community Day.

If you are a researcher, or other interested party and would like an overview of ISEAL's research tools, resources, collaborations and engagements, please visit our research hub.

Download a PDF copy of our ISEAL Community brochure.

How to apply

If you or your organisation is interested in applying to become a subscriber, please complete an online application form

Annual Subscriber Fees (12 months)

Type Rate
Large business (annual income over 10 million EUR) 1145 EUR*
Organisation 495 EUR*
Individual 195 EUR*

*An additional one-time application fee of 100 EUR is charged for processing new subscriber applications.

If you have any questions about becoming an ISEAL subscriber, please email

What's the difference between a member and a subscriber?

ISEAL members are standard-setting and accreditation bodies that meet ISEAL’s eligibility and member requirements. ISEAL members formally demonstrate compliance with the ISEAL Codes of Good Practice, including peer review, independent evaluation and ISEAL Board approval. These membership requirements and their commitment to continuous learning and improvement distinguish their credibility. Read more about joining our membership.

There are no such compliance requirements for ISEAL subscribers, however, they must commit to the ISEAL mission to strengthen sustainability standards systems for the benefit of people and the environment, and confirm that none of their activities or the activities of their subsidiaries or parent companies run counter to the ISEAL mission or vision. Prior to 2013, ISEAL subscribers were called ISEAL affiliates. Apply to become a subscriber.