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 legal opinion provides an analysis of the claims that ISEAL Alliance can make in respect of the conformity of private sustainability standards with the principles and disciplines as laid down by the World Trade Organization.
This methodological paper from ISEAL shares insights and lessons learned from three ongoing impact evaluations that completed their baseline in 2016 and are due for end line evaluation in 2019.
ISEAL's annual report for 2016, exploring ISEAL's innovation, credibility and impact over the year.
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.
The latest version (version 6, revised in December 2014) of the ISEAL Code of Good Practice for Setting Social and Environmental Standards.
Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil's latest Public System Report (PSR) for ISEAL's Standard-Setting Code.
Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil's latest Public System Report (PSR) for ISEAL's Impacts Code.
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.
An introduction to ISEAL’s Finance Committee, which was established in 2006 to oversee all issues related to the financial management of ISEAL. The Committee reviews for example ISEAL’s quarterly accounts, annual budgets and other issues related to ISEAL’s financial reporting and performance.
This brochure presents a list of critical elements to ensure that comparisons and benchmarking between standards systems are credible
Statement by the Global Living Wage Coalition about what these organisations have committed to, how they define living wage and why they have decided to focus on it in their respective labour standards.
An introduction to the Membership Committee, a permanent committee of the ISEAL Board of Directors that is responsible primarily for forming recommendations on new membership applications, deciding on member disputes that may arise as a result of an independent evaluation of Code Compliance, and deciding on appeals decisions of the Secretariat not to recommend ISEAL Community Member status or to suspend or withdraw Code Compliant status.
This report is written as a resource for any organizations seeking to stimulate demand for the use of sustainability standards and certified products in Brazil, China and India