Globally, the demand for sustainable products has grown in recent years. Not only are consumers becoming more aware and demanding of sustainably produced goods, but also companies themselves are increasingly prioritising sustainable product sourcing. In emerging economies, a growing conscientiousness and spending power among consumers is driving companies to increase their dialogue and action on sustainable sourcing. Consequently, we are seeing an increasing focus on strategies to generate increased demand for sustainable products in key emerging markets.
Effective company actions guiding practices consultation In October to December 2021, ISEAL consulted on a set of guiding practices to steer how companies can support and invest in landscape and jurisdictional approaches and claim their contributions in a transparent and credible manner.
For companies working to improve sustainability performance within their supply chains, engaging in landscape and jurisdictional approaches is a way to take action at scale. This set of guiding practices for effective company actions in landscapes and jurisdictions aims to support companies taking this step.
This research briefing to inform practice is based on primary research by ISEAL over the last two years and is part of ISEAL’s project with IDH on strengthening sustainability standards to advance living wage goals. This report has been written by Kate Robinson of The Outcome Gap, with editorial support from Vidya Rangan, ISEAL
We often talk about system-level change to address root causes of poverty and imbalance of risk. This requires us to unite in different and creative ways. The Living Income Community of Practice motivates actors across sectors to help close the income gap, so that smallholders can earn a decent standard of living as a basic human right.
This report provides an endline status of the ISEAL-BSR project ‘Improving data and impact measurement for women in supply chains project’, which aimed to support standards in mainstreaming gender equality within their strategy, tools and systems.
There is a strong need for a regulatory approach that allows for product component and whole-of-product claims.
This case-study explains how the policy – which is currently under revision – needs to do more to distinguish between low-bar standards and more comprehensive, credible standards – which is needed to foster a ‘race to the top’ in more sustainable biofuel production.
This report presents the ﬁndings of a three-year study, funded by ISEAL, of the early impacts of the Better Cotton Initiative on smallholder cotton producers in Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh, India.
In this podcast, Jeffrey Neilson from the University of Sydney discusses the research report on the Evaluation of the Impacts of Sustainability Standards on Smallholder Coffee Farmers in Southern Sumatra, Indonesia published in 2019.
This report presents the results of a research project with the overarching goal to examine the impact on farmer livelihoods and poverty alleviation within Indonesian coffee-growing communities as a result of processes of certification against different sustainability standards. These standards include the Common Code for the Coffee Community (4C) and the Sustainable Agriculture Network/ Rainforest Alliance (SAN/RA) standard.