This infographic illustrates the benefits and impacts of sustainability standards in India. Examples range from increased income for certified coffee farmers in Andhra Pradesh, better social and environmental performance for certified tea estates in Tamil Nadu, to business benefits in the diamond cutting sector.
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.
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.
This 2017 ISEAL report demonstrates how sustainability standards that are ISEAL members are already contributing to the SDGs, pulling together evidence, primarily from members’ evaluation studies and monitoring data and select external sources, of how certification is driving positive economic, social and environmental impacts in many sectors, resulting in measurable progress toward SDG targets.
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.
These three infographics illustrate how the adoption of sustainability standards can contribute towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2, 6, 7 and 8.
The examples, based on research of ISEAL members’ impacts, cover:
A new policy report finds a positive relationship between ISEAL membership and “producer-friendly” sustainability standards systems.
In this short podcast by Linking Environment And Farming (LEAF) we hear from two fruit farms, LEAF Marque certified Mansfield’s fruit farm, a family business in Kent, and Soldive melon farm in Senegal, West Africa, which is working towards the LEAF Marque.
In this seven minute video by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the salmon farm Tassal and WWF Australia talk about the work, commitment and impacts of meeting the Aquaculture Stewardship Council’s (ASC) salmon standard.
Head of Sustainability for Tassal, Linda Sams, explains how ASC certification differs from other standards: “one the transparency and two the high level of stakeholder engagement.”