impact & monitoring

New Publication: Defining Ecosystem Indicators for Improved Land Management

Sheep Grazing

Alongside the growing scientific evidence that the improvement of management and grazing practices of sheep, goats and camelids can contribute to the balance and even restoration of the biodiversity and productivity of grasslands, the Responsible Ecosystems Sourcing Platform (RESP) began a process to further the understanding between biodiversity conservation and the wool industry and contribute to the development, testing and adoption of innovative sustainable and resource-efficient wool production and management practices that support the regeneration of grasslands and farmland biodiversi

RESP Launches International Consultation on Sustainability of the Coloured Gems Industry

Gems Processing

On 8 June 2015, the Responsible Ecosystems Sourcing Platform (RESP) launched an international consultation process that will assist in the identification of key sustainability-related priorities for the coloured gemstones industry.

This consultation is the first of its kind and will seek to contribute to the development of a sustainability framework for artisanal and small scale mining of coloured gemstones and provide initial elements to assess its potential implementation through an international standard.