Industry InitiativesSetting the Standard for Industry Initiatives

From ideation to implementation, we make it possible for industries to raise their standards.

TDi Sustainability develops and delivers end-to-end programmes that support the reputation, growth and long-term sustainability of business. We’re more than just experts in setting standards, we’re visionaries – bringing initiatives to life from ideation to implementation, empowering whole industries to be their best.


Where ideology meets experience: bringing our extensive research and strategy capabilities into collaboration with business to reimagine what’s possible for the industry.


We pool our decades of expertise into designing every last detail that goes into a standard: from setting up pilots and audits to website development and marketing.


Our in-house teams develop and create the structures, systems, digital software and stakeholder communications needed to bring initiatives to life.


Having created the benchmark for excellence, we ensure industry standards are met by all members, maintaining the systems that ensure compliance and drive sustainable change.

Stronger Together

Our work is powered by the core belief that individual success is intrinsically linked to our society’s success. Greater strength and progress can be achieved when individual organisations join together to ensure the highest possible standards are upheld for the mutual benefit of a whole industry.

TDi initiatives bring businesses at the heart of an industry together to improve collectively – ensuring operations and practices positively impact the environment, economy, and society.

Sector initiatives are vital for the long-term survival and success of businesses. They foster environmental conservation, community partnerships, a positive brand image, and long-term profitability. To comply with sustainability standards, companies must align their business strategies with sustainable practices, such as waste management, energy efficiency, and fair trade relations. A well-designed and thoroughly implemented industry initiative is one of the surest ways to make that possible.

Who creates business standards for industry

Take a look at some of our sector initiative success stories and explore how TDi Sustainability delivers globally-recognised standards.

The Copper Mark is audited by TDi Sustainability

The Copper Mark

The International Copper Association (ICA) commissioned TDi Sustainability to build an end-to-end standards system for copper production. We were asked to include practice requirements, the assurance programme, industry and stakeholder engagement, and outreach, guidance and governance initiatives.

The Copper Mark now partners with over 30 organisations, including Fortune 100 companies such as Amazon and Google. Find out more…

The Responsible Jewellery Council

Uniting the Luxury Industry Around Shared Commitments… and a Digital Platform. The gemstone and jewellery industry plays a vital economic role for millions of people around the world. It is a diverse and vibrant industry comprising companies of all types, size, and shape. Each company plays a fundamental role in transforming precious stones and minerals into unique jewellery pieces we love. Find out more…

Equitable Origin

Equitable Origin, an independent, non-profit organisation that aims to protect people and the environment through equitable natural resource development, asked TDI Sustainability to help develop a group of online assessment tools – the EO Platform – to measure the performance of energy projects and suppliers efficiently. Find out more…

Solar Stewardship Initiative

The SSI is a solar-specific supply chain assurance scheme to further develop confidence in how, where, and by whom, solar products are manufactured. TDi Sustainability was tasked with facilitating the design and implementation of the SSI project – from initial research and strategy development, through the creation of standards, code of conduct, pilot study, assurance system, grievance mechanism, and with ongoing support through the independently verified third-party assessor approval process.  Find out more…

Lead Battery 360°

The International Lead Association (ILA), Battery Council International (BCI), Association of European Automotive and Industrial Battery Manufacturers (EUROBAT) and the Association of Battery Recyclers (ABR) in the United States – associations representing the lead and lead battery industries – came to us with the need for a method of ensuring that lead batteries meet the highest standards in raw materials and batteries sourcing, manufacturing, and recycling globally. Find out more…

The Fashion Pact

TDI Sustainability was selected as an implementing partner for the project, “Transforming the Fashion Sector to Drive Positive Outcomes for Biodiversity, Climate and Oceans,” funded by a US$ 2 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and co-executed by The Fashion Pact and Conservation International, a non-profit organisation working to protect the critical benefits that nature provides to people. Find out more…

The Coloured Gemstones Working Group

Since 2015, we have managed the Coloured Gemstones Working Group (CGWG), a joint initiative by Chopard, Gemfields, Kering, LVMH, the Muzo Companies, Richemont, and Tiffany & Co. with the goal to catalyse positive change in the gemstones and jewellery industry. The CGWG was formed to better understand the risks and opportunities for positive impact in the sourcing and production of coloured gemstones. In collaboration with the members of the CGWG, we developed – and continue to improve – robust and practical learning and guidance resources and due diligence and capacity building tools, for the continuous improvement of businesses of all sizes and at all tiers in the gemstone supply chain. Find out more…

Take the next step

TDi Sustainability Initiatives stand as an exemplar in the compliance field, pioneering sustainable practices that are both innovative and practical. With a holistic approach, we have successfully embedded sustainability into the DNA of numerous organisations, leading to improved business performance and reputational benefits.

Get in touch to discuss how a tailor-made initiative can strengthen your business or sector.