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Revisión del Código de Aseguramiento de ISEAL

Nos complace abrir la primera ronda de consultas públicas para la revisión del Código de Aseguramiento de ISEAL y lo invitamos a participar en esta discusión hasta el día 5 de junio de 2017.

Summary of breakout session ‘Reducing the Use and Impact of Agrochemicals’

The ISEAL Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Coalition held a breakout session at the 2016 Global Sustainability Standards Conference where they discussed the topic of Reducing the Use and Impact of Agrochemicals and developed the building blocks for pesticide risk reduction.

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Mining, electronics and dairy: new frontiers for standards?

The first Global Sustainability Standards Conference hosted a session on certification in challenging sectors with professionals from the extractives, electronics and dairy industries. Can sustainability standards be applied to all sectors, even those which some would argue are inherently unsustainable? And what are the advantages and disadvantages of having multiple standards within these industries?

Certification and sustainable tourism: fostering change from the inside out

A recent study evaluating the Costa Rican “Certification for Sustainable Tourism” programme finds that certification is helping businesses to improve, socially, environmentally and economically, but has not distinguished these enterprises in the market.

Strengthening the Impacts Code: Second consultation now open

The second draft revision of the Impacts Code responds to comments and suggestions from stakeholders, though it is not a major departure from the original version. Until 4th April we are inviting comments on the draft revision to further improve the Impacts Code.

RSB ranks first among EU-recognised biofuel certification schemes (WWF/IUCN)!

A new study by WWF international recognizes the RSB as the “best performing scheme” out of the 13 EU-recognized voluntary certification schemes that it analyzed. A similar report by IUCN Netherlands “Betting on best quality” looking at the implementation of EU schemes concluded that RSB “covers more sustainability criteria, with greater detail, and with more breath in terms of level of assurance” than any of the other Voluntary sustainability schemes.

National and International Standards: Friends or Foes?

What is the relationship between international and national sustainability standards? In palm oil, what is the impact of the emergence of different national certification schemes? Are they hindering or helping the cause for sustainable palm oil?

Towards bigger impact: ISEAL Impacts Code now under revision

The Impacts Code is being revised until May 2014 and a public consultation is now open for you to share your input on how the code should be reshaped. Give us your feedback until 15 December.

Dispute resolution key to FSC decision to dissasociate from company operating in DRC

The credibility of the standards system underpins the value of any claims made on behalf of the standard. The imposition of sanctions by FSC against the Danzer group, resulting from complaints about human rights violations committed by one of its subsidiaries, exemplifies the importance of robust mechanisms to address complaints made about a certified entity and protect the credibility of a standard.
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