ISEAL’s membership is changing in November

We are delighted to announce that our new membership structure will launch in November. The change in structure will allow us to better achieve our mission and bring more value to our members and stakeholders.

The global ambition to solve sustainability challenges is growing. In response, standards are evolving – and so is ISEAL. As a result, our members will be better equipped to innovate, scale and demonstrate impact. Additionally, more sustainability systems will have access to expertise and networks to improve their practices.

Widening the scope of eligible systems

We developed our new membership structure based on more than two years of consultation. 
We are broadening the scope of systems eligible to apply for ISEAL membership and have amended the criteria allowing them to apply while they are developing their system. This will allow us to work more closely with a wider range of sustainability standards and similar systems. 

An inclusive learning community

The new membership structure will mean ISEAL is better able to support continued improvement, learning and collaboration among a wider range of sustainability systems. 

We encourage all sustainability systems to consider joining ISEAL. Members will benefit from:

  •  opportunities to test and explore new ideas
  • sharing experiences and collaborating to advance sustainability solutions
  • access to a wealth of resources and guidance, including Communities of Practice that support systems in implementing the ISEAL Codes of Good Practice.

The new membership structure

Under the new membership structure, we will have three membership categories:

ISEAL Community Member

For ISEAL Community Members the emphasis is on improvement, sharing learning, building a community of trust and collaboration. Community Members:

  • will have access to all ISEAL’s learning, collaboration and innovation resources
  • will improve their systems, share experiences and demonstrate transparency
  • will periodically review their system’s improvements, however, they will not be required to participate in ISEAL’s compliance programme.

ISEAL Code Compliant

ISEAL Code Compliant members will be independently evaluated to our Codes of Good Practice. Code Compliant members will:

  • be able to make claims of Code compliance
  • be able to use the ISEAL Code Compliant logo.

ISEAL Accreditation Member

ISEAL Accreditation Members will continue to be independently evaluated to ISO/IEC 17011:2017, the ISO requirements for accreditation bodies.

If you are interested in learning more about our new membership structure, please contact