Some insights from ISEAL Alliance’s work

ISEAL LogoComing across the last Newsletter of ISEAL Alliance, I wanted to share with you two posts that I found quite inspiring.

ISEAL Alliance is featured in the UN Global Compact yearbook with an article on “Certification brings positive impacts and better traceability to business”. When working in the standards world we know that traceability is a key aspect for businesses and one of the reasons they join such initiatives. The traceability, the fact to secure supply chain, all businesses are looking for and want to improve it. But to guarantee traceability, we need transparency. Transparency from producers, from suppliers to buyers, from brands to consumers, etc. all along the value chain.

As mentioned in the article, transparency and honesty are what stakeholders strongly expect from any standard initiative. To reinforce this, ISEAL Alliance has developed Credibility Principles and is developing a Good Practice guide on claims and labelling. For sure the ISEAL Alliance community wants to avoid “greenwashing” claims, on their work but also from community members. This is why this work is an important piece of ISEAL Alliance tools.

Read the entire article here.

To illustrate the Claims and Labelling work ISEAL Alliance is doing, I liked the post of Lara Koritzke from ISEAL. Her post gives good and funny examples of misleading claims and therefore the importance of linking the claims to what is relevant with regards to the standard initiative’s own scope, to the achieved impact through their Impact Monitoring and Evaluation system, etc.

Read it here.

Actually with regards to Impact Monitoring and Evaluation, two things, first I am proud to let you know that I am featured in their website as one of ISEAL Independent Evaluators. Have a look here. As well, 8 of the full ISEAL members went through this thorough review of their Impact Monitoring and Evaluation system and showed compliance with the ISEAL Impacts code. Read more here.