Since launching in 2013, ISEAL's Credibility Principles have become an international reference for the foundations of credible practice for sustainability standards.

The goal of the revision is to 
  • update the Credibility Principles to:
    • extend the scope of the principles to a wider range of sustainability systems and tools (including standards-like initiatives that define sustainability performance levels or improvement pathways; that measure, monitor or verify performance or progress; and that allow for claims)
    • reflect changes and anticipated future developments in the sustainability landscape
  • improve the Credibility Principles as a communications tool
  • clarify the role of the Credibility Principles as desired outcomes of the ISEAL Codes of Good Practice
The findings of this survey will contribute directly to this revision.

You may find it helpful to review the consultation draft in its entirety before completing the survey.
For additional background information on the review and revision process, please refer to the consultation page.

Please note that survey results will not be publicly attributed. However, we will only consider attributed responses (i.e. anonymous responses will not be accepted).

The in-depth survey takes up to 30-45 minutes to complete. The shorter option takes 5-15 minutes. In both cases you are welcome to respond only to those questions that directly interest you.

Thank you for your time and your contributions.