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Voluntary Sustainability Standards and Certification

In an evolving compliance environment, the task of the standards-setting organisation is particularly challenging. Creating sustainability standards that are both fit for purpose and that hold up to industry scrutiny requires specialist expertise. TDI Strategies can help.

Our unique understanding

We work with standards-setting organisations, certifiers, multi-stakeholder groups, and industry associations across a wide range of sectors. Our effective and innovative due diligence, assurance and certification systems set the environmental, social and governance performance standards for producers and suppliers.

What we offer

We offer a comprehensive, customised and well-crafted set of services for standard-setting organisations, and we’ll work with you to decide what combination of products is right for your organisation. We can help you with:

Standards development: Creating standard principles, provisions and technical requirements and all associated guidance. Read the full list.

Development of related materials: Devising assurance system elements and associated protocols, claims guidance and logo use, and grievance mechanisms and policies.

Benchmarking and equivalence: Ensuring that your standards harmonize with and don’t unnecessarily duplicate existing sustainability frameworks.

Training: Providing ongoing training on your standard and assurance systems to assessors, suppliers and team members.

Data management solutions: Developing online and cloud-based due diligence systems and auditing platforms.

Legal compliance resources: Offering access to a robust online resource library of third-party industry standards and compliance documents.