Webinar | Voluntary standards and FPIC: insights for improving implementation

Public webinar: This webinar, organised by ISEAL in partnership with Evidensia, shares insights from ISEAL's forthcoming report that focuses on the principle of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) and its application by sustainability standards across sectors. The research studies how leading sustainability tools conceptualise and implement the FPIC principle in the context of companies’ engagement with indigenous and local communities. The research draws practical lessons and insights from existing knowledge and aims to support standards systems in improving their effectiveness in implementing FPIC as a way to enable the protection and respect of indigenous rights and the safeguarding of vulnerable and resource-dependent communities. 

Speakers will include Emma Wilson, the lead researcher and author of the report and invited discussants from industry and sustainability standards schemes.