RJC is a Full Member of the ISEAL Alliance, which works to develop and support credible standards and certification initiatives. This means we are committed to the ISEAL Code of Ethics and demonstrate conformance with the ISEAL Codes of Good Practice.
In 2011, the RJC joined the ISEAL Alliance, the global association for social and environmental standards. ISEAL members are leaders in their fields, committed to creating solid and credible standard systems that give business, governments and consumers the ability to choose goods and services that have been responsibly produced.
Voluntary standards and certification are increasingly important tools for businesses operating in complex supply chains. ISEAL was founded in 2002 by a group of pioneering sustainability standards systems, including the Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO), Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Rainforest Alliance and Social Accountability International (SAI, owner of SA8000). It provides a forum for peer support for standards and accreditation organisations and develops internationally applicable good practice guidance that is a requirement for its members.
As a Full Member, RJC commits to ISEAL’s mission and Code of Ethics and complies with ISEAL’s Codes of Good Practice. Membership of ISEAL helps RJC continue to improve its standards development and implementation, and share experiences and ideas with other sectors. ISEAL Members are standards organisations that commit to transparency, co-operation and good governance and RJC is delighted to be part of this community.
Please see below a webinar on what the ISEAL membership is all about, including the core concepts in their Codes of Good Practice and the pathway to membership.
Learn About Sustainability Standards
ISEAL have produced this two minute video to explain what are good practices for standard-setting in social and environmental certification systems.