Consultation Management, revisited

More than two years ago, I wrote a post titled “Wanted: A Consultation Management System for Sustainability Standards” in which I described how technology could support the mandatory stakeholder engagement and consultation processes in sustainability standards.

Yesterday, I found myself researching available options to manage a consultation for a new sustainability standard. It turns out, not much has changed:

Wanted: A Consultation Management System for Sustainability Standards

For those labelgeeks among us, creating or updating a sustainability standard is comparatively straightforward: The ISEAL Standard-Setting Code tells us exactly what to do. There’s a list of stakeholders to be compiled, a draft to be written along a defined structure and two public consultations to be held. It’s still a lengthy process involving hundreds of people and numerous meetings and conversations.