How do you make a label credible?. Green Feast 12 March, 2008. Labels and Sustainable Food. Labels also exist or are emerging in numerous other sectors Forest products Tourism Mining Aquarium fish Cotton and textiles Biofuels. What’s Behind a Credible Label?. A standard
How do you make a label credible?
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Necessary to fulfil
Based on law (WTO) & best practice (ISO & ISEAL)
Clear and consistent procedures
Open and transparent processes
Developed in 2004 (due for revision 2008)
Builds on WTO TBT Agreement Annex 3 and ISO Guide 59.
Additional requirements specific to social and environmental standards:
Balanced stakeholder engagement.
Open to all interested parties, including governments.
Standards are made freely available.
Compliance is an ISEAL Membership Requirement
Code of Good Practice
FAO Guidelines on Ecolabelling of Marine Fishery Products (2005)
World Bank-WWF Alliance criteria for assessing forest certification schemes (2006)
European Parliament resolution of 13 March 2007 on corporate social responsibility
“Compliance with the ISEAL Code of Good Practice gives a clear sign to both governments and industry that these initiatives are the leaders in the field, backed by credible standards and capable of delivering genuine social and environmental change.”
Richard Howitt, MEP, Spokesperson for the European Parliament on Corporate Social Responsibility
International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements
Fairtrade Labelling Organizations
Forest Stewardship Council
Marine Aquarium Council
Marine Stewardship Council