This briefing note captures broader insights from a project ISEAL implemented with support from the German International Development Agency GIZ in 2018-2019, in which we explored the implications and linkages between corporate due diligence processes and voluntary sustainability standards.
This briefing paper complements ISEAL’s Recommendations, released in November 2022, which focus on two main areas of legislative reform for the EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD):
This brochure presents a list of critical elements to ensure that comparisons and benchmarking between standards systems are credible
ISEAL is looking for an experienced consultant/advisor for short to medium-term support to its outreach and policy workstream that is focused on regulatory changes at the EU-level. The consultant will be an expert in EU matters with a strong understanding and working knowledge of the EU’s institutions and policy-making processes, with the ability to directly support and advise ISEAL’s outreach efforts.
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.
ISEAL has commissioned a systematic review being led by Carlos Oya and Dafni Skalidou on the effects of supply chain sustainability approaches on decent work outcomes in the agriculture, textile, and apparel sectors in low and middle income countries. The review aims at gaining a better understanding of what works to improve labour rights and conditions in these sectors, why, under what circumstances and for whom. For more information, please read the protocol for the review below.
ISEAL and partners are looking for an experienced and reputed research team to conduct a systematic evidence review on the effects of supply chain sustainability approaches on decent work outcomes in the agriculture, textile and apparel sectors. Deadline for expressions of interest: 10th April 2023 Deadline for submitting proposals: 20th April 2023
The Modelling a Path to More Sustainable Landscapes project is a three-year effort to spatially analyze the baseline risk of commodity production and the role of sustainability policies to mitigate those risks. This document is for people interested in increasing the value and integrity of data and in assessing the potential impacts of policy decisions in terms of agriculture production and environmental outcomes.
The Modelling a Path to More Sustainable Landscapes project is a three-year effort to spatially analyse the baseline risk of commodity production and the role of sustainability policies to mitigate those risks. This document is for people interested in increasing the value and integrity of data and in assessing the potential impacts of policy decisions in terms of agriculture production and environmental outcomes.
The Modelling a Path to More Sustainable Landscapes project is a three-year effort to spatially analyse the baseline risk of commodity production and the role of sustainability policies to mitigate those risks.  This document is for people interested in increasing the value and integrity of data and in assessing the potential impacts of policy decisions in terms of agriculture production and environmental outcomes.
A description of the phase 4 pilots of the Certification Atlas project. The purpose of these pilots was to explore some geospatial analysis options. This is an effort to help develop GIS understanding and capacity, promote its use and think about the end-goal Certification Atlas. 
The context in which sustainability systems operate significantly influences the scale, depth and durability of their impacts. This is an important consideration when designing new strategies to improve sustainability performance. To provide support in this area, we have developed the following resources:
This is a conceptual framework which outlines the justification and process for the development of the ISEAL Common Core Indicators. This work began as part of ISEAL's Developing and Improving Poverty Impacts project (DIPI).
Use this template to complete your Compliance Checklist for the ISEAL Assurance Code of Good Practice Version 2.0
Use this template to complete your Compliance Checklist for the ISEAL Standard-Setting Code of Good Practice Version 6.0
Use this template to complete your Compliance Checklist for the ISEAL Impacts Code of Good Practice Version 2.0
ISEAL Board and Committee members and ISEAL staff should conduct themselves at all times in accordance with good professional judgement for the benefit of ISEAL and in such manner as to not create a conflict of interest or appearance of such conflict.