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GSES System

Global action for local impact

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The National Sustainability Institute developed the GSES System

Join the Global Sustainable Enterprise System!

Does your organization really want to make an impact? Then take part in the Global Sustainable Enterprise System (GSES®). The GSES® system covers all facets of sustainable entrepreneurship, is suitable for all sectors and is based on the best internationally accepted standards. Make sustainable ambitions and milestones visible and transparent and change the world!

The Challenge

The proliferation of quality marks, certifications, software systems and initiatives in the field of sustainable, socially responsible and circular entrepreneurship is endless and entrepreneurs, governments and companies no longer see how to make an impact because we have no overview.
Entrepreneurs and other managers are increasingly opting to make the organizations where they work more sustainable. But which facet of sustainable entrepreneurship should you focus on? There is no standard, not one ISO standard that covers the entire load.

The solution

the GSES® System
The Global Sustainable Enterprise System (GSES®) is an international generic sustainable standard that has been set up to support organizations in making things more sustainable and making them visible and traceable. The GSES® system is:

  • an overarching and international standard
  • Workable for any kind of organization
  • Open source
  • Can be used universally with existing certifications, initiatives and labels
  • GSES® scheme has been submitted to the RvA for evaluation (Accreditation Board)
  • Independent international audits and validation
  • Represented in 77 countries