International organisations based in Geneva have recently devoted great attention to voluntary sustainability standards (VSS) which claim to align production and consumption patterns with certain social, environmental and ethical specifications. The United Nations Forum for Sustainability Standards under the leadership of UNCTAD should facilitate a multi-stakeholder process for sharing experiences, joint knowledge creation and policy dialogue on VSS.
The study aims to assess the role and contribution of PSS to India’s trade, and analyse if
PSS have an impact to achieve sustainable development. UNFSS launched today this study in the context of its support to the Indian PSS National Multi-Stakeholders Platform mandate.