ISEAL is seeking a consultant to put together a summary of the main critiques and recommendations for improvement that NGOs/civil society organisations have made about sustainability standards and certification schemes (or similar multistakeholder initiatives that are using market-based approaches to drive sustainability impacts). This research will serve as an input to ISEAL’s revision and integration of our Codes of Good Practice, helping us to better reflect the priorities of this stakeholder group.
Use this template to complete your Compliance Checklist for the ISEAL Assurance Code of Good Practice Version 2.0
Use this template to complete your Compliance Checklist for the ISEAL Standard-Setting Code of Good Practice Version 6.0
Use this template to complete your Compliance Checklist for the ISEAL Impacts Code of Good Practice Version 2.0
In 2019, ISEAL carried out a review of the Standard-Setting and Impacts Codes. Through the review, ISEAL gathered information regarding the usability of the Codes, their effectiveness in delivering against their objectives, as well as their scope and objectives. This document details the activities carried out as part of the review and the findings.
The framework can help sustainability standards and other sustainability initiatives navigate the types and intensity of collaboration and interoperability using the metals, minerals and mining sectors as examples.
This infographic illustrates how certified commodities have lower external costs benefiting farmers, the environment and society.
The latest version (version 2, published in February 2018) of the Code of Good Practice for Assuring Compliance with Social and Environmental Standards.
This document outlines the requirements ISEAL standard-setting community members need to fulfil to reach Code Compliant status. 
This is the latest version (version 4, December 2015) of the procedure describing the development and revision process for ISEAL's Codes of Good Practice.
This document contains the agreed version of the ISEAL Code (v1.0). Following recommendation for by the ISEAL Technical Committee, this was approved by the ISEAL Board on 29 November 2023. When reviewed alongside the summary of feedback received during the consultation period, it demonstrates the result of how input during the consultation has been taken into account. The formal launch of the ISEAL Code will take place in Q1 2024.
ISEAL is seeking qualified individuals to join the ISEAL Code of Good Practice Steering Group. Successful candidates will support ISEAL’s mission and values, have experience with ISEAL’s credibility tools, and represent a diversity of stakeholders in various geographies. The Steering Group Terms of Reference set out the role and responsibilities of Steering Group members. 
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.
This guidance developed by ISEAL on Chain of Custody (CoC) System is a reference document for sustainability standards systems that complements ISEAL's Sustainability Claims Good Practice Guide.
The latest version (version 2, published in December 2014) of the Impacts Code of Good Practice, for Assessing the Impacts of Social and Environmental Systems.
Interpretation of the clause 6.4.3 on recognition of existing standards.
The latest version (version 6, revised in December 2014) of the ISEAL Standard-Setting Code of Good Practice, for Setting Social and Environmental Standards.
In 2019, we launched a review of the principles to find out how they have been used and adopted. The outcome of the review will decide whether the principles need to be revised to adapt to new international frameworks and norms, changing stakeholder expectations or innovations in sustainability tools, and, if so, the scope of the revision. This document contains information about the review objectives, process and opportunities for involvement.
Credible sustainability standards have created tried and tested structures for operationalising sustainability across various regions, sectors and supply chains. How can governments and businesses capitalise on their success to proactively drive sustainability? Join ISEAL, ISEAL members, and other benchmarking experts as we discuss how rigorous, transparent and consistent benchmarking can help to operationalise due diligence requirements and make sustainability tools more accessible. Our experienced panellists discussed the aims behind the development of these benchmarking frameworks, how to ensure they encourage adoption of credible standards among governments and businesses, and possible paths forward – as well as referencing available tools and guidance.
¿Trabajas o interactúas con normas de sostenibilidad o sistemas similares? Ayúdanos a dar forma a su desempeño futuro enviándonos tus comentarios sobre el Código Revisado de Buenas Prácticas de ISEAL.
Webinar on how to establish strong credible standards in Spanish.
Você trabalha ou interage com normas de sustentabilidade e sistemas semelhantes? Ajude a moldar seu desempenho futuro dando-nos sua opinião sobre o Código de Boas Práticas revisado da ISEAL. Nosso Código de Boas Práticas servirá de referência internacional sobre como as normas de sustentabilidade e sistemas similares devem funcionar. Queremos garantir que o Código atenda às suas necessidades e continue sendo adequado para o futuro, permitindo que os sistemas de sustentabilidade ofereçam soluções eficazes para os desafios de sustentabilidade mais urgentes.