Development Process

The FPIC-360° Tool Development Process

FPIC-360° is an Equitable Origin initiative in partnership with the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) and the Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon River Basin (COICA). This project is co-financed by the ISEAL Innovations Fund, which is supported by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO.


Development process: co-creation and stakeholder input

  • Working Group of ISEAL Member Standards and stakeholders provided input on the research and development process
  • Workshops in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru with leaders of 15 Indigenous Peoples nations


  • Need to focus on the process and enabling conditions for FPIC, not just the output
  • Lack of tools for communities to provide input in monitoring and verification processes
  • Need for communities to be co-designers and co-owners of the FPIC process of the Expectation / Norm as defined by Standards.

This project has been supported by an expert Steering Committee comprising members from the voluntary sustainability standards community, international human rights and law experts, international finance institutions and Indigenous Peoples’ organizations.

Find the full project report: Enabling FPIC Through Voluntary Standards (September 2018) in the Document Library.

Pilot Project

The three phases of the pilot project (Activity, Application, and Evaluation) are below: