ISEAL is the global membership organisation for sustainability standards. They support and challenge members to continually improve their impact for the benefit of people and planet. ISEAL members collaborate in order to scale and demonstrate positive impact. The regularly updated codes are a recognised framework for best practice, and compliance with them is a mark of credibility. ISEAL members cover social and environmental sustainability issues – from labour rights and sustainable livelihoods to biodiversity conservation – and are active across a diverse range of sectors. Through this work, ISEAL explores ways to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of sustainability standards and identify opportunities for innovation that increases the impacts of credible standards on critical social and environmental sustainability issues.
ISEAL Members are required to demonstrate and maintain full compliance to ISEAL Codes of Good Practice over the years. These codes include:
- Standard Setting Code
- Assurance Code
- Impacts Code
The MarinTrust programme covers three key elements: first, the responsible sourcing and production of fishmeal and fish oil is assessed by the MarinTrust standard with the fishmeal and fish oil factory being the unit of certification. Second, the programme goes beyond the plant to assess both sourcing and traceability of compliant fishmeal and fish oil plants throughout the supply chain. This is done through the MarinTrust Chain of Custody. Third, the MarinTrust Improver programme provides a mechanism by which fisheries that do not currently meet the MarinTrust requirements can work towards approval for certification.
For more information about ISEAL, please visit their website here.