Making Credible Jurisdictional Claims: ISEAL Good Practice Guide
Linking Initiatives that aim to improve sustainability performance at a jurisdictional scale to supply chains creates potential market incentives for improved performance. This Good Practice Guide helps to ensure that sustainability claims made by jurisdictional initiatives and the sourcing companies and other stakeholders that support them are credible.
In complement to this groundswell of new jurisdictional pilots, a few initiatives are developing frameworks that will guide these pilots and facilitate reporting on progress.
This Good Practice Guide is intended to complement and act as a reference for these initiatives, serving as a straw model to stimulate discussion and alignment about what practices need to be in place to ensure credible monitoring, verification and claims at a jurisdictional scale. It aims to build alignment and uptake around these good practices, and is not intended as a standalone operational or implementation framework.
This Guide lays out good practices and supporting guidance for what needs to be in place to underpin the most common types of jurisdictional and company sustainability claims and communications. It also applies to claims made by other stakeholders such as local governments, producing companies, NGOs and financial institutions that are supporting improved sustainability practices in a jurisdiction. The purpose of this Guide is to build alignment and uptake around these good practices. It is not intended as a standalone operational or implementation framework.