What will be the minimum criteria for recognition partnerships with other standards or verification systems? 

Our draft framework for recognition partnerships with peer organizations proposes the following initial steps to discuss areas for collaboration: 

1. Review if the scope of the sustainability system includes defined raw materials and/or thematic impact areas included in the proposed scope of the unified standard;

2. Utilize the the Preferred Fibers and Material Matrix (PFMM) as an entry point for review of alignment on direction of travel;

3. For specific materials and/or impact areas (e.g., biodiversity or human rights), define what is essential for the Climate+ goal and use this information for specific review and discussion to tailor each partnership.