Jurisdictional and landscape claims guide consultation

Your expertise and insights can help us to develop the ‘ISEAL good practice guide on verification of jurisdictional claims’.

Take part in the online consultation or join one of our webinars. More information below.

Consultation period: 15 April to 15 July 2020


There are a wide range of sustainability initiatives currently being developed and implemented that aim to achieve sustainability impacts at a jurisdictional or landscape-level. These new approaches are practical collaborations focused on a specific geography and often happen in close partnership with local governments or stakeholders. Linking these initiatives to supply chains creates potential market incentives for improved performance and governance. 

Any market information and claims about jurisdictional or landscape performance need to be based on rigorous and credible systems to avoid a new type of greenwashing.  

Purpose of the ISEAL guidance

  • ISEAL is developing a good practice guide to help ensure that sustainability claims made by jurisdictions, landscape initiatives and the companies that source from or support them, are credible. 
  • This new guidance aims to be a practical tool for jurisdictional initiatives, and to complement and be integrated into other frameworks that are being developed to support jurisdictional or landscape approaches - such as LandScale, IDH VSA, SAN Blueprint, and others.

The Consultation: share your feedback!

Consultation period: 15 April to 15 July 2020

Read the draft ‘ISEAL good practice guide on verification of jurisdictional claims’

Submit your feedback by:

Or, join the discussion via a series of webinars and virtual workshops:

  • 3 June 2020, ISEAL community webinar: Verification and claims at a jurisdictional and landscape level (view the recording below).
  • 11 June 2020, ISEAL-TFA public webinar: How to make credible claims about jurisdictional progress. 
  • 17 June 2020, ISEAL-UNDP GCC online workshop: Emerging good practices for jurisdictional verification and claims. 

For further information, please contact davidh@isealalliance.org

Listen to the introduction webinar on the draft guidance below.