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ISEAL is pleased to announce that Green Seal has recently been approved as an ISEAL Community Member. We warmly welcome one of the very first eco-…
Posted on 16th January 2023
ISEAL is very pleased to announce that ResponsibleSteel has recently been approved as an ISEAL Community Member. We are excited that they join an…
Posted on 16th January 2023
ISEAL is excited to announce that Swiss Better Gold Association has recently been approved as an ISEAL Community Member. They join a growing and…
Posted on 16th January 2023
ISEAL is delighted to announce that OEKO-TEX® has recently been approved as an ISEAL Community Member. As one of the first two eco-label systems to…
Posted on 16th January 2023
Deforestation is a key driver of the climate and biodiversity crises. With new voluntary and regulatory initiatives in the pipeline, what role can…
Posted on 7th December 2022
ISEAL’s revised Code of Good Practice aims to support sustainability systems to achieve the impact they want – and we want to hear what you think.…
Posted on 6th December 2022
International trade is often overlooked as a driver of global biodiversity loss and climate change. More than 80 industrial sectors in over 180…
Posted on 23rd November 2022
With support from the ISEAL Innovations Fund, ISEAL members have advanced their understanding of how sustainability systems can operate at a…
Posted on 27th October 2022
Since 2016, the ISEAL Innovations Fund has been a launchpad for ISEAL members to join forces to explore new, ambitious ways to boost the impact and…
Posted on 27th October 2022
Read the latest annual report for highlights of our progress towards improving the impacts of ambitious sustainability systems and their partners.…
Posted on 4th October 2022
“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