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.
Research webinar with Peter Lund-Thomsen from Copenhagen Business School on the effects of certification on farmers’ incomes, workers’ conditions and environmental pollution on cotton farms in India and Pakistan and report from DIPI India baseline study.
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.
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 webinar explores innovations that ISEAL members are involved in, including projects supported by ISEAL’s new Innovations Fund, such as blockchain and geospatial data.
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.
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.
'The changing nature of trust and the role of credible standards' presented by Karin Kreider, ISEAL’s Executive Director, Joe Wozniak from International Trade Centre and Philip Schleifer from University of Amsterdam.