UNFSS Spotlight

Launch of the 3rd Flagship Report: Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS), Trade and Sustainable Development

3rd UNFSS Flagship Report: Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS), Trade and Sustainable Development   The relationship between Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS), trade and sustainable development are among the most pronounced concepts sought-after the realm of green global value chains. We typically see the benefits of imposing sustainability standards as a positive advantage contributing to the environment, social and the economy. The VSS system has in fact influence the export landscape to either facilitate market access or become an obstacle to trade, especially for importing countries that have turned to

International Convention on Sustainable Trade and Standards | 17-18 September 2018

International Convention on Sustainable Trade and Standards  Leveraging Trade, Global Value Chains, and Standards as engines of Sustainable Development 17-18 September 2018 | New Delhi, India The International Convention on Sustainable Trade and Standards (ICSTS) is organized by the India National Platform on Private Sustainability Standards (India PSS Platform) and convened by the Quality Council of India, in collaboration with UNFSS. Registrations Open (link below). From topics on international trade, innovations in sustainable global value chains, and sustainability standard settings, to government policies and multi-stakeholder

Discover Sustainable Value Chain through VSS

The idea of ‘Sustainable Consumption and Production’ comes in manifold. Where Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) are concerned, sustainable production is essentially complying to VSS schemes, and sustainable consumption is purchasing products with VSS labels. Although this may sound simple, there are however a wide array of complexities VSS may indirectly undermine the simplicity of this implementation. UNFSS have proceeded to develop a series of informational videos that could speak not just to direct stakeholders, but also to the public in general,

Launch Preview: The 3rd UNFSS Flagship on VSS, Trade and Sustainable Development

What are the impacts of Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) from the trade policy perspective? Can one consider VSS as a market access enhancer, or barriers to trade? What sustainability concerns do VSS address? The relationship between VSS, trade and sustainable development are among the most pronounced concepts sought-after the realm of green global value chains. The three questions above typically highlights the main components where the influence of VSS over export opportunities can either facilitate market access or become an obstacle

Mexico Towards Sustainable Development Workshop 2017

Ministry of Economy, Mexico DF, DECEMBER 14-15 2017 The aim is to gather state representatives, coalitions of non-governmental actors, industry and academia to discuss the actual context of Mexico´s Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) and have a dialogue around ‘How can sustainability standards take better account of the special needs of developing countries?’ This workshop is organized by the Dirección General de Normas, Secretaria de Economia, México and the German Development Institute (DIE). The workshop will have several conferences from experts, from the