This document sets out the procedures and guidelines for all standards setting activities at Gold Standard. This includes the development and revision of standards, tools, guidelines, methodologies and procedures.
Provides the principles that guide all the technical developments made under Gold Standard, including standards-setting; methodology, tools and guideline development; and certification structures and decision making.
Defines the role, remit, authority and modalities of the Gold Standard Technical Governance Committee (TGC). The TGC is responsible for the technical governance in Gold Standard, in line with the Technical Governance Guiding Principles.
Sets out the mission, function and working modalities of the Gold Standard Technical Advisory Committee(s) (hereafter “TAC”) and the working groups mandated to make decisions following the Standards Setting Procedure.
Gold Standard's approach to the monitoring and evaluation of its impacts. It shows how the ISEAL Code of Good Practice; “Assessing the Impacts of Social and Environmental Standards Systems” is/will be applied.
Provides a summary of the Gold Standard's annual work programme that includes the standards currently under preparation and development, and the standards which have been introduced or updated in the previous year.
This document presents the Gold Standard Gender Policy, as applicable at an organisational level and to the standards and certification of Gold Standard projects.
Defines the policy Gold Standard follows when hosting a public stakeholder consultation.
The procedure to be followed for effective and timely resolutions to grievances relating to standard setting activities, procedures and Gold Standard itself, as well as, SustainCERT, Gold Standard Validation & Verification Bodies (VVBs) or the Oversight Body (if applicable).