Voluntary sustainability standards have the potential to deliver impacts that go beyond individual certified operations and effect wider systemic changes, according to new research published by WWF and ISEAL. These ‘systemic impacts’ help to create an enabling environment for production and consumption practices that benefit people and the planet, and contribute toward the Sustainable Development Goals.
ISEAL is developing a good practice guide to help ensure that sustainability claims made by jurisdictions, landscape initiatives and the companies that source from or support them, are credible. To help in the development of this guide an online consultation took place from April 15 to July 15, 2020. The below resources all relate to the consultation, which is now closed.
This ISEAL Community webinar introduces the draft Verification of Jurisdictional Claims guide and the good practices that should underpin claims made about progress in jurisdictional initiatives. It touches on why jurisdictional verification is relevant for sustainability standards and potential synergies.
This webinar gives an overview of the 'Boosting Sustainability Practice and Performance at the Landscape Level through Good Water Stewardship' project.
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.
Landscape, jurisdictional and other regional approaches are gaining momentum as potential tools for scaling-up the sustainable sourcing of commodities. This briefing aims to assist sustainability standards in assessing these new approaches by providing background information and five ‘entry points’ for exploring potential engagement.
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ISEAL has developed a good practice guide to help ensure that sustainability claims made by jurisdictions, landscape initiatives, and the companies that source from or support them, are credible. The guidance covers the structural and performance claims a jurisdictional entity may wish to make, along with the supporting action claims of other related stakeholders. This was published in October 2020 following a consultation process and included a webinar to introduce the key concepts and discuss the draft guidance.