Hydropower Sustainability Council joins as an ISEAL Community Member

ISEAL is delighted to announce that the Hydropower Sustainability Council has recently been approved as an ISEAL Community Member. We are excited to be working with an initiative that operates in a sector that is new to ISEAL and look forward to their participation in the ISEAL community.

ISEAL members are sustainability systems and accreditation bodies dedicated to delivering benefits for people and planet. They are committed to continually improving their systems and impacts through learning and innovation; collaborating with stakeholders and peers; and are transparent and truthful about how their systems work and how they measure their impacts.

In becoming an ISEAL Community Member, the Hydropower Sustainability Council joins a growing number of well-respected sustainability systems that are driving positive social and environmental change across multiple sectors. The Hydropower Sustainability Council will be working alongside these mission-driven sustainability organisations to continuously improve the effectiveness of their systems and demonstrate impact.

Further to the approval from the ISEAL Board on the 6 May 2022, ISEAL’s Executive Director, Karin Kreider, commented, “I would like to congratulate the Hydropower Sustainability Council on becoming an ISEAL Community Member. Hydropower’s role in decarbonisation of electricity systems will be enhanced by working towards more sustainable hydropower projects and is key to supporting green energy. We’re excited to be expanding our membership in the infrastructure sector for this welcome addition to the ISEAL community.”

The Chair of the Board at Hydropower Sustainability Council, Dr Ashok Khosla said, “We are delighted to join such a diverse community of sustainability mechanisms – all sharing the common goal of driving positive social and environmental change in their respective sectors. ISEAL has been instrumental in providing guidance throughout the development of the Hydropower Sustainability Standard and I want to thank the community members and board for recognising the importance of the Hydropower Sustainability Standard in tackling today’s most pressing sustainability challenges in the hydropower sector. The Hydropower Sustainability Council is committed to ISEAL’s Codes of Good Practice and looks forward to achieving its objective of becoming Code Compliant.”

We encourage any organisation developing or operating a sustainability system with a multi-stakeholder approach and a commitment to credible practices to consider joining ISEAL. 

Find out more on our membership page.

About the Hydropower Sustainability Council

Hydropower has a key role to play in sustainable development and significant potential to contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation. However, it is vital that it is developed in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner. The Hydropower Sustainability Council is the multistakeholder governing body of the Hydropower Sustainability Standard and Tools. Comprised of members from civil society and NGOs, governments, financial institutions and industry, the inclusive nature of the Council ensures that all stakeholder voices are heard in shaping the future of hydropower sustainability.  

Find out more about the Hydropower Sustainability Council.