ISEAL Assurance Code

New report: ISEAL members more transparent and supportive to small producers than other sustainability standards

A new policy report finds a positive relationship between ISEAL membership and “producer-friendly” sustainability standards systems.

Defining the Scope of an Assurance Code - discussion paper Feb 2011

This paper outlines the current emphasis of assurance on impartiality and replicability and argues that a broader focus on accessibility and scalability are equally important.

Share your views: Assurance Code Consultation

Assurance is about assessing whether someone meets a set of requirements. It’s a cornerstone of credible sustainability standards systems, particularly where the participating enterprises are making claims about their practices or sustainability performance. The Assurance Code v1.2 is out for consultation until the 1st October – take this opportunity to share your views.

Assurance Code Consultation Resources Page

This page holds links to all of the materials relevant to the second public consultation of the ISEAL Assurance Code draft V1.2.

ISEAL Statement on Sainsbury’s Sustainability Standards Programme

This is an ISEAL response to Sainsbury’s Sustainability Standards Programme.

ISEAL Assurance Code Revision Comment Form

Complete this form as part of ISEAL's first consultation on its Assurance Code.

ISEAL seeks assurance expertise to support its revision of the ISEAL Assurance Code of Good Practice

The ISEAL Assurance Code is one of ISEAL’s flagship resources. The Code seeks to capture good practices that ensure sustainability assurance is effective and creates value. Over the last five years there have been significant changes in the way that we assess compliance, including advances in technology and information management. Through a Code revision process that we are launching next month, we hope to capture those advances.

Assurance Code Revision

The ISEAL Assurance Code of Good Practice was first developed in 2012 to provide a framework for assurance that supports standards systems to achieve their social and environmental objectives and to improve the effectiveness of their assurance models.

UTZ, Assurance Code, Public System Report

This page contains UTZ's latest Public System Report (PSR) for ISEAL's Assurance Code. Stakeholders can access the PSR at the bottom of this page.

Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT), Assurance Code, Public System Report

This page contains UEBT's latest Public System Report (PSR) for ISEAL's Assurance Code. Stakeholders can access the PSR at the bottom of this page.
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