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A list of all of the projects supported by the ISEAL Innovations Fund since it was launched in 2016. Visit the ISEAL Innovations Fund page for more information - www.isealalliance.org/fund
Webinar: The role of sustainability standards in ending situations of forced labour in supply chains
The shift in recent years towards a more sustainable global economy has seen an increasing focus on how businesses address human rights and potential labour exploitation in their supply chains. Companies are now expected to go beyond public commitments, and face the task of operationalising human rights policies in a transparent fashion. Credible standards organisations have proven to be important tools to bridge the implementation gap of these policies, raising the question of how standards systems are equipped to identify forced labour and what happens when cases are detected. Who is responsible for remediation and what is the role for standards systems in preventing future violations? The Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) has led a project to improve the assessment and detection of forced labour in agricultural supply chains, and explored current status of remediation practices in the agricultural sector.
Webinar: Understanding the reality for producers: insights from ISEAL’s producer needs survey
Small-scale producers and SMEs are at the heart of sustainability standards and their innovations agenda. To maximise the value of standards to producers, we need to hear from the producers themselves – what are their priorities and constraints? How has involvement in standards benefitted them? What barriers do they face? To try and answer these questions, ISEAL conducted a survey on the needs of certified small-scale producers in five countries. Joshua Wickerham, ISEAL Policy & Outreach Manager, guides us through key insights from the producer needs survey, with input from Stefano Savi from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and Rosario Galan from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). We also discuss RSPO’s and FSC’s smallholder strategies and lessons learnt from the survey findings.
Webinar: The future of assurance is data
Patrick Mallet (Innovations Director) and Ana Garzon (Innovations Manager) have led the recent revision of the ISEAL Assurance Code of Good Practice. In this webinar, Patrick and Ana explore how a focus on data and information management in assurance can improve both the effectiveness of the assurance process and the value of that process for certifying enterprise, supply chain actors and the scheme owners themselves.
Webinar: Driving innovation in sustainability standards systems: a closer look
<p>In this webinar, ISEAL’s Director of Impacts Kristin Komives shines a spotlight on the ISEAL Innovations Programme to explore some of the innovations that ISEAL members are involved in, including projects supported by ISEAL’s new Innovations Fund, such as blockchain and geospatial data.</p>
Briefing Note: Interactions between standards systems and landscape and jurisdictional approaches
Landscape, jurisdictional and other regional approaches are gaining momentum as potential tools for scaling-up the sustainable sourcing of commodities. This briefing aims to assist sustainability standards in assessing these new approaches by providing background information and five ‘entry points’ for exploring potential engagement.