Global Infrastructure Basel (GIB) has become the latest associate member of ISEAL and is recognised for its adoption of credible practices and commitment to meeting the requirements of ISEAL’s Codes of Good Practice.
GIB is a global voluntary standard which integrates key criteria of sustainability and resilience into infrastructure development, and supports the development and financing of sustainable and resilient infrastructure.
As an associate member of ISEAL, GIB applies the ISEAL Credibility Principles and meets the baseline criteria of each of the three ISEAL Codes of Good Practice – Standard-Setting, Assurance and Impacts, as assessed by the secretariat. GIB was recommended by the Membership Committee to the Board of Directors for the final approval on the 4 October 2018.
Katharina Schneider-Roos, Chief Executive Officer of Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation said: “We are extremely happy on the achievement of this milestone for SuRe®: GIB’s Standard for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure. Being part of the ISEAL community as an associate member shows we are on the right path towards ensuring that SuRe® aligns with best practices in standard setting, assurance and monitoring and evaluation. Additionally, we look forward to engaging in a community of practice to create positive value in sustainable systems worldwide."
Karin Kreider, Executive Director of ISEAL, said: “We’re very excited to welcome Global Infrastructure Basel as our newest associate member. As the first infrastructure standard to join ISEAL Membership, they represent a very positive development and broadening of our membership. Infrastructure is a critical industry to the future of sustainability, so we look forward to integrating their unique perspective and expertise within the larger ISEAL community.”
To transition to full membership, organisations must undergo an independent evaluation to demonstrate that they meet overall compliance with improvement criteria of the Standard-Setting Code and, within three years of full membership, undergo an independent evaluation against the Impacts and Assurance Codes.
Following this announcement, ISEAL’s membership grows to 25 standards organisations operating in diverse sectors that address critical sustainability issues such as biodiversity conservation, resource use, working conditions and producer livelihoods.
As the global association of sustainability standards, ISEAL brings the standards movement together to scale up its collective impact and engage in discussions on credibility and effectiveness.
ISEAL strongly encourages any organisation developing or operating a sustainability standards system with a multi-stakeholder approach and a commitment to credible practices to consider joining the ISEAL Alliance.
Global Infrastructure Basel (GIB) Foundation is a Swiss foundation based in Basel working to promote sustainable and resilient infrastructure through sustainable infrastructure design and financing on a global scale. Active since 2008, GIB works with multiple stakeholders ranging from city representatives to project developers and infrastructure financiers, with a focus on emerging and developing countries. GIB envisions a world where sustainable and resilient infrastructure is the norm rather than the exception.