A Company Roadmap for Effective Company Landscape Action and Claims



Determining where to engage and at what scale

As laid out in ISEAL’s Effective company actions in landscapes and jurisdictions guiding practices paper, companies first need to determine where and at what scale to engage. Companies can prioritise which landscapes or jurisdictions to engage in based on where they are potentially well-placed to have positive impacts.

Determinants include: a company’s sourcing footprint, current and future sourcing risks, and the presence of high social or environmental values and threats to these values.

Prioritising company engagement in landscapes and jurisdiction

Prioritising landscape engagement

What constitutes a landscape action or investment?

Two criteria for company investments or actions need to be in place for them to qualify as contributing to landscape or jurisdictional performance. These criteria establish the minimal steps to ensure the necessary relevance, scale, and measurability of investments.

  • Landscape investments and actions address critical sustainability issues in the landscape and contribute to agreed landscape goals.
  • Landscape investments and actions aim to have impacts beyond individual supply chains.
  • Three further criteria compound the benefits of landscape investments and actions by aligning and embedding them with other processes, programs, and actors in a given landscape.

  • Landscape investments and actions include support to multi-stakeholder landscape coordination processes.
  • Landscape investments and actions are embedded in collective action plans, ensuring complementarity with other activities and interventions in the landscape.
  • Landscape investments and actions contribute to broader systems-level change, helping to create the enabling conditions for achieving agreed landscape goals.

Five criteria for landscape and jurisdictional action or investment

Read the full position paper on What constitutes a company landscape investment or action? for more information on each of the criteria discussed.

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