Among the members of ISEAL
are such well-known private standard-setting organizations as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Fairtrade International, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), and the Rainforest Alliance.
About 22% of global banana exports are certified (Giovannucci, ISEAL
Alliance Conference, 2010)
While the certifiers have different missions, they work together through ISEAL
to improve the effectiveness of voluntary social and environmental certification.
ISEAL and other alliances promote learning and harmonization among like-minded schemes and provide technical assistance to new ones.
IGOs could develop coordinated criteria for acceptable principles, structures, and procedures in their areas of concern--what Murphy calls a "code for codes" (317)--or adopt criteria developed by others, such as the ISEAL Code of Good Practice or the pending ISO social responsibility standard, and then grant their imprimatur to qualifying schemes.
ISEAL is an alliance of major multi-stakeholder standards schemes that defines and codifies best practices in the adoption and implementation of voluntary standards, most notably in its Code of Good Practice for Setting Social and Environmental Standards, serves as a forum for high-quality standards schemes and provides technical assistance to new schemes.
The ISEAL Code of Good Practice details extensive transparency requirements, including procedures for notice to and comment by interested parties during standard-setting.
Consumer confusion continues to be a concern to us, which is why we work so closely with other groups such as consumer representatives and other NGOs and we support the work of bodies such as ISEAL
that are working to bring greater clarity into the field.
The MSC runs the only certification and ecolabelling programme for wild-capture fisheries consistent with the ISEAL
Code of Good Practice for Setting Social and Environmental Standards and the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation guidelines for fisheries certification.
The MSC runs the only certification and eco-labelling programme for wild-capture fisheries consistent with the ISEAL
Code of Good Practice for Setting Social and Environmental Standards and the United Nations FAO guidelines for fisheries certification.
It is the only seafood eco-label that is consistent with the ISEAL
Code of Good Practice for Setting Social and Environmental Standards and UN FAO guidelines for fisheries certification including: