As one of the State of Sustainability Initiatives (SSI) Implementing Partners, IISD, along with the Sustainable Commodity Initiative and Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), is pleased to announce the release of their latest report "State of Sustainability Initiatives Review 2010: Sustainability and Transparency" on Nov. 17 in Berne, Switzerland. The SSI Review will be released at a launch during the Trade Standards Practitioner's Network's Conference on Standards for a Sustainable Agriculture and the Mitigation of Climate Change being held at the Kursaal Bern Hotel.
The SSI Review represents the most up-to-date and comprehensive overview of the market trends and system characteristics of major voluntary sustainability standards and initiatives in the forestry, coffee, cocoa, tea and banana sectors. The review provides information on the market performance, governance, criteria coverage and implementation practices of key initiatives (such as Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International, Forest Stewardship Council, Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, Rainforest Alliance, UTZ Certified, International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements, GLOBALGAP, Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Social Accountability 8000, and 4C Association). The SSI Review is an important tool for the strategic planning of businesses, policy makers and other stakeholders seeking to build more sustainable supply chains. For more information on SSI, please click here.