Ekobai.com`s concise market guides provide a unique insight into key areas of responsible business and the standards relating to each. Here you will find information on forestry and wood products, Fair Trade standards, food safety, organic standards, product safety standards, environmental management systems and more. The Analysis section also features up-to-date news on sustainable sector-specific issues and developments
This is a question often asked by both suppliers and buyers in the B2B sector. Ekobai.com’s database lists over one thousand standards, labels and industry initiatives covering a range of sectors and issues. Many overlap or compete with each other. So which are most important. Difficult question and it depends on various factors. The nature of your business – global or local? Where are you selling to – Europe, Asia or the US? But most importantly, is the standard or label well respected and reputable? The leading organization shaping “standards for standards” at the global level is the ISEAL Alliance – which describes itself as “the global association for social and environmental standards systems.” Buyers and suppliers can have a reasonable level of assurance in that the ISEAL Alliance Member standards systems . Some of its members represent single standards, others such as IFOAM are federations of standards systems, in this case organic standards.
• ISEAL Alliance Members