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The pandemic forced sustainability systems to adapt to the reality that on-site audits could not be performed easily – or at all. This drove many to…
Posted on 30th July 2021
What should companies do to tackle global deforestation? And how should governments regulate company action? As a lively policy debate gains momentum…
Posted on 13th July 2021
Join ISEAL and Evidensia in a webinar series where we explore ISEAL’s newly revised Credibility Principles. The ISEAL Credibility Principles define…
Posted on 24th June 2021
June 2021 marks the ten-year anniversary of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Adoption of the Principles was a landmark moment…
Posted on 24th June 2021
From mitigating and adapting to climate change, to addressing human rights’ abuses in supply chains, to contributing to the UN Sustainable…
Posted on 23rd June 2021
We often talk about system-level change to address root causes of poverty and imbalance of risk. This requires us to unite in different and creative…
Posted on 22nd June 2021
Demand for increased transparency has been the topic of many conversations over the past few years. It has been highlighted by governments, in the UN…
Posted on 21st June 2021
We work to accelerate positive change by improving the impacts of ambitious sustainability systems and their partners. Read the latest annual report…
Posted on 8th June 2021
There is ‘scant evidence of positive outcomes [on deforestation] for all approaches except voluntary standards systems’.   This was the…
Posted on 1st April 2021
With our new strategy, we’re aiming to increase our impact in tackling the biggest sustainability challenges of our time. With less than 10 years…
Posted on 23rd March 2021
Assurance professionals are working together to develop good practice guidance for remote auditing, with the goal of keeping supply chains…
Posted on 23rd March 2021
As companies invest in scalable solutions for meeting sustainability commitments, many initiatives and standards are looking at how they can support…
Posted on 23rd March 2021
As the European Union considers legislation to address supply chain deforestation later this year, we reflect on how standards and similar systems…
Posted on 9th March 2021
The launch of ISEAL’s new membership structure marks a focus on a wider range of sustainability systems and offers new and enhanced products. We’re…
Posted on 24th February 2021
“You can’t manage what you can’t measure,” runs the old business adage. Conversely, good metrics and data can help you make better management…
Posted on 22nd January 2021
The Round Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS) enters the ISEAL membership having met the new ISEAL Community Member Requirements.  The…
Posted on 15th December 2020
The Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) has met the new ISEAL Community Member Requirements. They join the Round Table on…
Posted on 15th December 2020
While the concept of jurisdictional sustainability continues to gain momentum, the question of how to best monitor and credibly communicate…
Posted on 8th December 2020
ISEAL will adopt a new four-year strategy from 2021. The strategy is designed to provide a clear path for us to deliver on our vision of creating a…
Posted on 8th December 2020
ISEAL has rebranded to recognise the broadening of its membership. The refreshed brand reflects the evolution of ISEAL and marks a renewed focus on a…
Posted on 7th December 2020