Stakeholder consultations on the ISEAL Credibility Principles revision are open until 31 July 2020. We encourage everyone with an interest in what credible practices look like for sustainability standards and similar systems, such as data-driven or landscape approaches, to participate.
Please take part in the following ways:
- Read the Credibility Principles V1.1: available in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese
- Complete the survey: available in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese
- Share the consultation with your colleagues and your network of stakeholders
Credibility Principles V1.1 webinar series:
- Register for the webinar on Why system credibility matters for impacts: how the Credibility Principles can support effectiveness and impacts on 21 July
- Watch this webinar recording on ISEAL Credibility Principles revision: what you need to know
- Watch this webinar recording on Future-proofing the Credibility Principles: new tools and approaches
- Watch this webinar recording on The credibility of sustainability tools in a policy context: what matters and why?
In 2013, ISEAL launched the Credibility Principles, which provide an international reference for defining the foundations of credible practices for sustainability standards.
We developed the Credibility Principles through an extensive global consultation with the guidance of an international multi-stakeholder Steering Committee.
In 2019, we carried out a review of the Credibility Principles. It explored how the how the principles have been used and adopted, the best approach to communicating the principles to meet stakeholder needs, changes in the landscape and trends, as well as their usability, scope and objectives.
The findings of the review informed the ISEAL Technical Committee’s decision to revise the Credibility Principles in 2020.
Through the revision, we are updating the principles to reflect current and future trends affecting standards and similar systems. We are also expanding their scope beyond sustainability standards to include a wider range of systems, such as data-driven and landscape approaches.
Credibility Principles Ambassadors
Credibility Principles Ambassadors are organisations invited to contribute to the success of the Credibility Principles revision by engaging their stakeholder networks and providing their expertise.