In the context of the ambitious environmental, social and economic targets within the Sustainable Development Goals, new partnerships are emerging which aim to scale-up sustainable production, trade and consumption.
Tourism and sport
This 2017 report highlights key findings on transnational standard setting multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs), their presence in various industries, patterns in MSI institutional governance, and analysis of how these MSIs set and monitor compliance with their standards. Results are based on initial findings from the MSI Database, a searchable online resource cataloguing information about the scope, governance, and operations of MSIs.
Transparency, accessibility and rigour are three key drivers of credibility. Credibility and trust are intrinsically linked; to engender trust a standards system must be credible.
This infographic provides examples, from recent research, that illustrate the positive effect of full ISEAL membership on transparency, accessibility and rigour of a standards system.
A new report published by WWF and ISEAL today indicates how businesses can contribute strongly to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and unlock new market opportunities by using credible voluntary sustainability standards to transform entire sectors and supply chains.
A new policy report finds a positive relationship between ISEAL membership and “producer-friendly” sustainability standards systems.
This nine-minute video from Rainforest Alliance describes how their Sustainable Landscapes team worked with indigenous communities in the Madre de Dios region of the Peruvian Amazon to develop forest-friendly enterprises that support conservation and guard against the environmental threats of illegal logging and mining.
In this eight minute video the Fairtrade Foundation visits Sialkot in northern Pakistan to see the production process of Fairtrade footballs first-hand. We hear from stitchers and workers in two factories who talk about the difference that Fairtrade has made to their lives.
This series of short examples from Golf Environment (GEO) illustrate the benefits that GEO certified golf courses are experiencing as a result of their sustainable practices.
Impacts illustrations include examples of cost savings, improved biodiversity, waste reduction, water saving and environmental enhancements.
You can read over 50 examples on the GEO Real Results webpage.