Our members

The art of rug-making, Nepal © Scott Welker | GoodWeave
The art of rug-making, Nepal © Scott Welker | GoodWeave
"Full ISEAL membership is one of WWF's key requirements for credible certification schemes." WWF Market Transformation Initiative Director, Richard Holland
ISEAL members are dedicated to delivering benefits for people and the planet, have high credibility among their stakeholders, and boast a privileged status among the leading multi-stakeholder sustainability standards and accreditation bodies worldwide.

ISEAL members are driving the sustainability standards movement forward and embrace the ISEAL Alliance as an important platform for defining credibility and working together to continuously improve their impacts. All members are committed to ISEAL’s Code of Ethics and support the ten ISEAL Credibility Principles, which capture what's essential for a sustainability standards system to deliver positive impact. These principles also underpin our three Codes of Good Practice, with which organisations must progressively comply in order to move along the pathway to ISEAL membership.

The value of ISEAL membership relates not only to complying with our Codes. Full and associate members are also brought together by a common desire to collaborate and innovate as they seek to make their social and environmental standards systems more effective and more widely adopted by governments, businesses and other stakeholders. They also engage in strategic discussions and working groups to ensure that standards are constantly evolving and at the frontline as vehicles for sustainable development.

ISEAL members produce and annually update a public system report for each of the ISEAL Codes, which provide a simplified overview of an organisation’s standard-setting, assurance and monitoring & evaluation systems. You can read them here. 

Isle of Man Scallops © Marine Stewardship Council
Full members are sustainability standards that demonstrate a high level of compliance with ISEAL's Codes of Good Practice. Through systems that are proven to be credible and effective, they commit to continuously improving their impacts.
United Plantations © Bremen Young, RSPO
Associate members are sustainability standards that are on a pathway to becoming full members of ISEAL and have met the baseline criteria of each of ISEAL's Codes of Good Practice. They have robust and operational systems and are committed to continuous learning and improvement.
Washing bananas, Costa Rica © Rob Goodier, 2006, Rainforest Alliance
Each organisation may take a different path before deciding to apply for ISEAL membership. This is an example pathway to ISEAL membership: