These terms of reference cover the formation, responsibilities, aims and operation of the Steering Group with respect to the revision of the requirements of the ISEAL Codes of Good Practice and the integration of these requirements into one holistic Code of Good Practice.
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ISEAL has developed a good practice guide to help ensure that sustainability claims made by jurisdictions, landscape initiatives, and the companies that source from or support them, are credible. The guidance covers the structural and performance claims a jurisdictional entity may wish to make, along with the supporting action claims of other related stakeholders.
The need for transitioning towards a sustainable agricultural sector is now undisputed. The sector is a key source of livelihoods, employment and food security on the one hand, but also a growing contributor to global GHG emissions and deforestation on the other.