This report first examines how standards systems are being applied to landscapes and jurisdictions. It then explores factors that are important to the effective application of sustainability strategies at a landscape level and identifies opportunities to strengthen the role that standards systems can play in implementing those strategies.
ISEAL’s aims to strengthen sustainability standards systems for the benefit of people and the planet
ISEAL offers training and support services to support the development and use of credible standards
Giving workers a decent standard of living through a coalition of seven standards systems
Credible sustainability standards as SDG indicators


An alliance for improving smallholder incomes founded by GIZ, Sustainable Food Lab and ISEAL
Our experts deliver interactive, example-based training workshops. 
This survey of corporate actors by Globescan examines use of and attitudes about sustainability standards
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Research webinar with Peter Lund-Thomsen from Copenhagen Business School on the effects of certification on farmers’ incomes, workers’ conditions and environmental pollution on cotton farms in India and Pakistan and report from DIPI India baseline study.
This webinar, presents a pioneering effort to assess the state of the ‘blue economy’ – specifically focusing on major marine and freshwater sustainability-oriented certification initiatives.
Portuguese translation of the summary of the ISEAL Credibility Principles
ISEAL Credibility Principles in Portuguese
Trends in sustainability standards and sustainable production and consumption in Brazil.
An introduction to ISEAL in Portuguese
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Credibility Principles Brochure in Spanish (Summary)
Credibility Principles Brochure in Spanish
This Chinese language brochure describes the opportunities to utilise sustainability standards in the Belt and Road Initiative and as part of sustainable trade and investment. 
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The Chinese version of the ISEAL Impacts Code
This webinar presents research which compared three national and three voluntary shrimp aquaculture certification programs for their adherence to environmental criteria, assessing the breadth and depth of the six certification programs.
Summary of the Business Benefits of Standards Report in Spanish
This paper, published in 2006, from the ISEAL Alliance and the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) in Geneva summarises the findings of two legal opinions regarding the ability of governments to reference existing voluntary international standards in relation to technical regulations relating to trade and, in particular, the implications in terms of possible 'technical barriers to trade'.
This webinar explores innovations that ISEAL members are involved in, including projects supported by ISEAL’s new Innovations Fund, such as blockchain and geospatial data.
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