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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.
Legal Opinion: WTO Conformity of Private Sustainability Standards and the ISEAL Standard-Setting Code
This legal opinion provides an analysis of the claims that ISEAL Alliance can make in respect of the conformity of private sustainability standards with the principles and disciplines as laid down by the World Trade Organization. In particular it assesses the extent to which the ISEAL Code of Good Practice for Setting Social and Environmental Standards is consistent with these disciplines. The legal opinion provides an update to the 2006 ISEAL – CIEL Legal Opinion entitled “International Standards and Technical Barriers to Trade".
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.
Research webinar 11: Civil society organisations and the shaping of labour standards in emerging economies
This webinar offers insights from a major research project at the University of Manchester, UK examining the role of various actors (firms, civil society and the State) in shaping labour standards in the ‘Rising Powers’ of Brazil, China and India. This webinar, held on 1st December 2016 at 2pm – 3pm UK time focuses on the role of civil society in shaping the discourse and implementation of standards within global production networks in each of these three emerging economies. The results of the research illuminate the ways in which trade unions, NGOs and consumer associations have engaged with standards as developed in the global North as well as the extent to which they seek to challenge these standards, or to develop new standards within markets in the global South.