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“Green”. “Eco”. “Good for the planet.” From the supermarket to billboards and websites, we are bombarded with claims about the green credentials of…
Posted on 27th September 2022
Voluntary standards and other sustainability systems are good for people and planet. An ever-growing library of studies provides evidence of…
Posted on 16th September 2022
From fighting poverty to tackling climate change and nature loss, sustainability standards and similar systems are playing a critical role in…
Posted on 9th September 2022
Three new directors have been appointed to ISEAL’s Board, bringing a diverse range of experience from NGO, government, private sector and…
Posted on 19th July 2022
ISEAL is convening a working group of landscape and jurisdictional practitioners who are acting to improve landscape performance measurement. …
Posted on 22nd June 2022
Momentum around living wages is growing. Businesses, governments, and civil society are increasingly recognising the wealth of benefits to workers,…
Posted on 22nd June 2022
The ISEAL Core Metadata Set is the beginning of a global language for sustainability information. By providing a common code for search and discovery…
Posted on 21st June 2022
ISEAL turns 20 this year. And it’s amazing to see how far we’ve come in that time. The last two decades have seen big changes. But what further…
Posted on 20th June 2022
ISEAL is pleased to announce that the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol has recently been approved as an ISEAL Community Member. We are excited to be able…
Posted on 15th June 2022
ISEAL is excited to welcome CottonConnect as an ISEAL Community Member. Working with an organisation with expertise and systems that support capacity…
Posted on 15th June 2022
ISEAL is delighted to announce that the Hydropower Sustainability Council has recently been approved as an ISEAL Community Member. We are excited to…
Posted on 15th June 2022
Our new learning report and brief capture some of the early lessons from the ISEAL Innovations Fund and Programme.  There is an urgent need to…
Posted on 21st April 2022
The urgency with which we need to address critical sustainability issues at a global scale is accelerating. Deforestation, human rights and other…
Posted on 22nd March 2022
Halting deforestation and restoring degraded forests is critical to overcoming the climate emergency and reversing biodiversity loss. Many in the…
Posted on 21st March 2022
The concept of ‘Living Income’ has grown in popularity as a way to improve livelihoods for smallholders. It goes a step beyond traditional notions of…
Posted on 8th March 2022
The European Commission published its Proposal for a Regulation on Deforestation-free Products in November. ISEAL welcomes this landmark initiative,…
Posted on 28th February 2022
Sustainability systems are having to rapidly evolve, innovate and rethink the way they approach assurance in changing times. Many ISEAL…
Posted on 26th January 2022
ISEAL is pleased to announce that the Copper Mark has been approved as an ISEAL Community Member. We are excited to be working with an initiative…
Posted on 14th January 2022
ISEAL is delighted to announce that the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) has been confirmed as an ISEAL Community Member. We are excited to be working…
Posted on 14th January 2022
ISEAL is very excited to announce that the ProTerra Foundation is joining ISEAL as a Community Member. We are pleased to welcome a standards system…
Posted on 14th January 2022
For companies to make a real difference on climate change, they will need to address scope 3 emissions that are embedded in their supply chains. To…
Posted on 15th December 2021
The pandemic has dramatically exposed the vulnerability that workers around the world face. Hit by multiple shocks – job losses, longer hours,…
Posted on 15th December 2021
Last month’s COP26 summit in Glasgow reinforced the global ambition to tackle the climate crisis – but also underscored the gap between the…
Posted on 15th December 2021
A key step in achieving net zero is being able to measure, report and verify greenhouse gas emissions in a credible, robust and harmonised way. The…
Posted on 15th November 2021
The ISEAL Innovations Fund has supported the exploration of innovative and ambitious solutions to key sustainability issues over the last five years…
Posted on 11th November 2021
Sustainability systems are paving the way with climate-relevant production standards. Many in the ISEAL community are stepping up their climate…
Posted on 9th November 2021
ISEAL is delighted to announce that the Climate Neutral Group (CNG) has been confirmed as an ISEAL Community Member. We are excited to be working…
Posted on 13th October 2021
Transformation of the global food system is urgently needed if we’re to prevent climate and environmental breakdown, end hunger and food insecurity,…
Posted on 24th September 2021
ISEAL is really excited to welcome trustea as a new ISEAL Community Member, having worked with them to establish that they meet the ISEAL Community…
Posted on 15th September 2021
ISEAL is pleased to welcome the Sustainable Fibre Alliance (SFA) into the ISEAL community as an ISEAL Community Member. We are excited to learn from…
Posted on 15th September 2021