This the programme for the Global Sustainability Standards Symposium that took place on 18 June 2019 in The Hague, The Netherlands.
In 2019, ISEAL carried out a review of the Credibility Principles in order to determine if they require revision. The findings of the review informed the decision to proceed to revision of the principles. This documents outlines the revised terms of reference for the Credibility Principles and the timeline for the revision in 2020.
Forests are vital to the survival of the natural world. To decouple agricultural supply chains from deforestation, a ‘smart mix’ of policies is needed: a combination of mutually reinforcing measures that provides a framework for all stakeholders to act, both on the ground in producer countries and in consumer countries. This paper discusses how voluntary sustainability standards and certification schemes can play an important role in this smart mix, in particular in terms of supporting supply chain regulation.
This resource reviews the benefits and challenges of metrics alignment and data sharing for organisations, and provides a roadmap and considerations to help think through undertaking them. The guidance builds on learning's from a number of ISEAL, and ISEAL member projects that either focused on metrics alignment and or data sharing as an ultimate goal, or where metrics alignment and or data sharing were key activities within the project.