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.
ISEAL’s aims to strengthen sustainability standards systems for the benefit of people and the planet
ISEAL offers training and support services to support the development and use of credible standards
Giving workers a decent standard of living through a coalition of seven standards systems
An alliance for improving smallholder incomes founded by GIZ, Sustainable Food Lab and ISEAL
Our experts deliver interactive, example-based training workshops. 
This webinar, presents a pioneering effort to assess the state of the ‘blue economy’ – specifically focusing on major marine and freshwater sustainability-oriented certification initiatives.
Portuguese translation of the summary of the ISEAL Credibility Principles
ISEAL Credibility Principles in Portuguese
Credibility Principles Brochure in Spanish (Summary)
Credibility Principles Brochure in Spanish
The Chinese version of the ISEAL Impacts Code
This webinar presents research which compared three national and three voluntary shrimp aquaculture certification programs for their adherence to environmental criteria, assessing the breadth and depth of the six certification programs.
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 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.
Webinar on key concepts in the development of a Theory of Change (ToC) for standard systems.
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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 Impacts Code.
Webinar on how to establish strong credible standards in Spanish.
This brief video shows you how claims and labels need to be truthful and should have language that tells us what has actually been achieved.