‘An initiative of Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) for Sustainability Standards organisations operating in India to be better informed about each other’s initiatives and explore opportunities to collaborate.’
Given the proliferation of Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS), producer organisations are often ill-informed or confused about their applicability. Experts worldwide have been calling for collaboration among VSS organisations. In keeping with the need for better interactions among VSS organizations, Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) kicked-off an initiative on January 17 2019 in Delhi by convening VSS organisations working in India to explore ‘mutual engagements and collaboration’.
OBJECTIVE OF THE INITIATIVE
The objective of this initiative is to start a dialogue for better understanding among existing VSS organizations and collaborate on areas of common interest and challenges. Fourteen standards organisations working in India have responded positively to this initiative so far, and have participated in these discussions. CRB will hold quarterly physical meetings and together with VSS organizations identify specific activities on the ground.