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The future of assurance is data

New technologies and the increase in available data to aid decision-making are transforming how we drive sustainability and assess its ...

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Blog Post - Joanne Maimaris - 19 Feb 2018 - 0 comments

Learning from the Value and Impact Analysis (VIA) initiative

ISEAL conducted a survey in 2015 which revealed that three in 10 business leaders felt they lacked sufficient evidence to convince decision ...

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Blog Post - Maira Devisscher - 29 Jan 2018 - 0 comments

Social competence in auditing: a conversation with Sanjiv Singh, Accreditation Services International

Accreditation Services International (ASI) recently announced the creation of the ASI Social Competence Center to oversee social ...

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Blog Post - ISEAL Alliance - 26 Jan 2018 - 0 comments

Report released on 'outcome-based' standards

ISEAL recently commissioned a report to explore ‘outcome-based’ standards, a topic that is on the radar of many standards systems as they ...

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Blog Post - Rosie Forsyth - 25 Jan 2018 - 0 comments

Update on Equitable Origin membership

At the request of Equitable Origin and upon the agreement of the ISEAL Board on the 30th November 2017, Equitable Origin’s membership to ...

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Blog Post - Martyn Cole - 24 Jan 2018 - 0 comments

Improving the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) tools in audits

A group of ISEAL members led by ASI are using the ISEAL Innovations Fund to investigate how GIS tools can make auditing more efficient and ...

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Blog Post - Maira Devisscher - 8 Dec 2017 - 0 comments

ISEAL Innovations Fund supports project to detect and address forced labour in agricultural supply chains

Despite many standards systems incorporating ILO agreements and conventions, rates for detection of forced labour remain low. This ISEAL ...

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Blog Post - Maira Devisscher - 8 Dec 2017 - 0 comments

Applying Indigenous People's right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent in the Amazons region

Many companies and standards struggle to incorporate indigenous people’s rights to Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) in their ...

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Blog Post - Maira Devisscher - 8 Dec 2017 - 0 comments

Global Living Wage Coalition shares knowledge and expertise via brand new Living Wage Portal

The Global Living Wage Coalition (GLWC) applied to the ISEAL Innovations Fund to produce an interactive Living Wage Portal for the ...

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Blog Post - Maira Devisscher - 8 Dec 2017 - 0 comments

Certification and continual improvement: not such an unlikely pair

‘Continual improvement’ has become one of 2017’s buzzwords in sustainability circles – from serving as the theme of Sedex’s conference in ...

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Blog Post - Andrina Beaumond - 7 Dec 2017 - 0 comments