iCompli Sustainability

Standards Development

Each industry has specific opportunities to address the impacts of its actions along the “triple bottom line” of sustainability:


Minimizing the use of resources and reducing waste


Considering the needs and expectations of those affected by the organization or event


Operating in a way that is financially viable for the organization, its customers and suppliers

However, no two industries are alike and broad-based international standards may not always address the specific issues that affect an industry or an industry segment.

That’s why iCompli works with industry associations to develop customized sustainability standards that focus on what’s important to the industry association’s members. These propriety standards address the association’s “hot button” issues and help raise the best practices of industry leaders to standard practice throughout the industry. A built-in compliance protocol by means of independent third party certification helps:

  • Build Credibility
  • Raise Organizational Performance
  • Create Competitive Advantage
  • Enhance Reputation

iCompli’s practical, business-oriented approach to standards development is designed to find the “sweet spot” among Attainability (the ability of an organization to meet the standard’s criteria), Affordability (identifying the price point that promotes uptake of the standard), and Audit Rigor (building in suitable compliance procedures to raise sustainability performance).

Proprietary standards are a Win Win proposition -- allowing the association to enhance the value of membership by offering a service that addresses an industry issue, and generate an additional revenue stream through third party certification of the standard.

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