In collaboration with the Assurance Services International (ASI) team, Enabling Outcomes designed a framework for ASI to understand its impacts and influences in terms of driving performance and uptake of sustainability standards systems. Supporting the framework are KPIs and processes to help ASI monitor and evaluate its work with an eye towards impact in advancing standardsAssurance Services International: Understanding, Managing & Measuring Impact [Read More]
Enabling Outcomes researched corporate strategies to address sustainable and ethical sourcing and emerging initiatives and trends in corporate sustainability programs. It also analyzed expectations that corporates have in relation to sustainability standards and certification organizations. The work included assessing Fairtrade’s current offerings vis-a-vis these trends and expectations. Based on this research and analysis, Enabling Outcomes putFairtrade International Corporate Engagement [Read More]
One of the primary objectives of the MSC Chain of Custody (CoC) Program Review is to enable greater growth for food service companies and organizations selling directly to final seafood consumers. These ‘consumer-facing organizations’ (CFOs) include contract caterers, restaurant chains, fish counters at retailers, and independent restaurants and fishmongers. Enabling Outcomes provided comparative research withMSC Chain of Custody Program Research & Advisory [Read More]
The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) contracted Enabling Outcomes to review their risk management standard. Enabling Outcomes interviewed key stakeholders and standards and certification schemes, and made recommendations as to how RSB could improve the standard and associated certification processes. This provided RSB with the guidance they needed to release a revised standard in 2014.Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Risk Management Guidance [Read More]
ISEAL, the global membership organization for sustainability standards, has implemented a mechanism to assess member compliance with ISEAL Codes of Good Practice. Caren Holzman has been selected as an evaluator focused on standards and is conducting compliance assessments for prospective ISEAL members.