A collection of background materials explaining the basics about blockchain technology.
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.
This guide supports sustainability systems and their assurance partners make decisions about when remote auditing practices are appropriate and desirable, and how to use new technology and data to both inform and then operationalize that choice. It aims to give practical advice based on experiences to date, both on the types of tools and data sources available, as well as some key considerations for successful integration of remote audit technology into assurance processes.
Information about grants to conduct remote auditing pilots
This resource presents a summary of the one-on-one interviews with ISEAL members and select other sustainability initiatives as part of the project on remote auditing practices and assurance responses to COVID-19.
This report presents methodology and results of the ISEAL Innovations Fund-supported project 'Codifying Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) in Voluntary Standards Systems', led by Equitable Origin
The ISEAL-funded research project Integrating new data to improve risk assessments and detection of forced labour in agricultural supply chains (2017 – 18) is an attempt to build the evidence base around monitoring and remediating forced labour in agricultural supply chains.
This report documents ideas for how certifiers can leverage blockchain technology to reduce audit inefficiency, create a single source of truth for chain of custody (CoC) tracking and support sustainability data reporting.
The pandemic, supply chains and gendered impacts: lessons for response and adaptation by sustainability systems
There is now wide recognition that the ongoing pandemic has had a profound impact on women across all dimensions of economic and social activity. From shifting gender roles within the household to effects on women’s active role in the economy and the real health and well-being effects of the pandemic, there is a growing concern that women are ‘losing out’ severely. From the standpoint of sustainability standards and systems, the pandemic has opened up the opportunity to review many streams of work, including how they conduct their assurance activities.
This resource includes the recording, slides and agenda of the first learning workshop of the remote auditing project.