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. 
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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.
A brief guidance note for academics, consultants, students and others researching sustainability standards.
This form should be completed by standard-setting organisations to apply for ISEAL Community Membership.
The latest version (version 6, revised in December 2014) of the ISEAL Code of Good Practice for Setting Social and Environmental Standards.
The latest version (version 2, published in February 2018) of the Code of Good Practice for Assuring Compliance with Social and Environmental Standards.
Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil's latest Public System Report (PSR) for ISEAL's Standard-Setting Code.
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Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil's latest Public System Report (PSR) for ISEAL's Impacts Code.
Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil's latest Public System Report (PSR) for ISEAL's Assurance Code.
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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.
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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.
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
A system report for Textile Exchange in reference to the ISEAL Standard Setting Code of Good Practice.
A system report for Textile Exchange in reference to the ISEAL Impacts Code of Good Practice.
A system report for Textile Exchange in reference to the ISEAL Assurance Code of Good Practice.
Use this template to complete your Compliance Checklist for the Assurance Code.
There are a myriad of 'sustainability claims' in the market today. The Good Practice Guide was developed through a multi-stakeholder consultation process to define good practice for scheme owners in setting and managing claims about their standards system.
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The ISEAL Complaints Procedure outlines how stakeholders can report concerns about members’ adherence to ISEAL Community Member Requirements, ISEAL Code Compliant Requirements, and ISEAL Accreditation Member Requirements, and how ISEAL will work with stakeholders and members to resolve complaints.
This form is to be used in conjunction with the ISEAL Complaints Procedure
This brochure outlines the ten principles for credible and effective sustainability standards systems.
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Interpretation of the clause 6.4.3 on recognition of existing standards.