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A Question of Trust: 2014 Global Sustainability Standards Conference

Tuesday | 20 May 2014 - Thursday | 22 May 2014

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old-event1A Question of Trust: 2014 Global Sustainability Standards Conference
Date: 20-22 May 2014
Venue: The Crystal, London (UK)
Organiser: ISEAL Alliance
URL: www.isealalliance.org/


Don’t miss the global event for sustainability standards and certification, 20-22 May in London, hosted by ISEAL. Listen to progressive companies and governments and leaders from Fairtrade, Forest Stewardship Council, GoodWeave, Marine Stewardship Council, Rainforest Alliance, UTZ Certified and other influential certifications discuss what brings sustainable supply chains together.

The Global Sustainability Standards Conference (formerly the ISEAL Annual Conference) will bring together over 250 leaders from business, government, civil society and sustainability standards to discuss the many dimensions of trust in the sustainability standards movement.

The growth of sustainability standards in more markets and sectors hinges on trust: trust from companies and government that standards will help them meet their sustainability goals; trust from consumers that the claims and labels on products are accurate; trust from producers that certification will reward them for their good practices; and trust around the world that standards are delivering positive social and environmental impact. In an increasingly discerning world, those standards that are not transparent about how they operate are likely to lose trust. And with the imperative to show results, standards that are unable demonstrate impact are likely to find it difficult to maintain trust.


Our full day of plenaries, panels and seminars, includes exciting sessions such as:

  • The Claims Jungle: What’s Credible, What’s Not?
  • Standards in a Post-Certification World
  • Standards as Agents of Trust in the Supply Chain
  • Trust Plus: Standards as Screens for Responsible Investment
  • More than the Audit: How Else Standards Build Trust
  • Catalysing a Movement Towards Living Wage through Standards

Click here to read the full programme

Speakers and Panellists

Do not miss this opportunity to hear from ISEAL’s member organisations along with forerunners from progressive businesses, governments and civil society that are engaging with standards to achieve their sustainability goals. Confirmed speakers include the leaders of Fairtrade International, Marine Stewardship Council and Forest Stewardship Council, top sustainability representatives from McDonald’s, Weleda and Woolworths, and experts from WWF, The Sustainability Consortium and the National Wildlife Federation.

Click here to visit our speakers page



Tuesday | 20 May 2014
Thursday | 22 May 2014
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