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Standards Impacts provides evidence and information on the impact and business case of sustainability standards. You can search for reports, case studies, infographics and more to support your business needs.

This website is managed by the ISEAL Alliance, the global membership organisation for sustainability standards. 

ISEAL video: Understanding certified small producers' needs (2018)

ISEAL video: Understanding certified small producers' needs (2018)

In 2018, ISEAL conducted research aiming to uncover smallholder perspectives on standards, explore the issues facing small certified producers and suggest...

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ISEAL video: Understanding certified small producers' needs (2018)

ISEAL video: Understanding certified small producers' needs (2018)

ISEAL conducted research aiming to uncover smallholder perspectives on standards, explore the issues facing small certified producers and...

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ISEAL report: Understanding certified small producers' needs (2018)

ISEAL report: Understanding certified small producers' needs (2018)

In 2018, ISEAL conducted research aiming to uncover smallholder perspectives on standards, explore the issues facing small certified producers and suggest...

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ISEAL report: The effectiveness of standards in driving adoption of sustainability practices: A State of Knowledge Review (2018)

ISEAL report: The effectiveness of standards in driving adoption of sustainability practices: A State of Knowledge Review (2018)

Voluntary sustainability standards are an important means of providing assurance that products and materials traded in complex, global supply chains have been...

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Infographic: India, benefits and impacts of sustainability standards (2017)

Infographic: India, benefits and impacts of sustainability standards (2017)

This infographic illustrates the benefits and impacts of sustainability standards in India. Examples range from increased income for certified coffee farmers...

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Infographic: India, benefits and impacts of sustainability standards (2017)

Infographic: India, benefits and impacts of sustainability standards (2017)

This infographic illustrates the benefits and impacts of sustainability standards in India.

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New report finds support aimed at smallholder coffee farmers delivers more benefit than agribusiness models

New report finds support aimed at smallholder coffee farmers delivers more benefit than agribusiness models

Global Coffee Platform analysis of the Coffee Partnership for Tanzania (CPT) has revealed a strong case for supporting smallholder production systems. The...

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BCI video:WWF, BCI and M&S in India (2017)

BCI video:WWF, BCI and M&S in India (2017)

In this three-minute video, Indian cotton farmers describe how training provided by a joint Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Marks...

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BCI video:WWF, BCI and M&S in India (2017)

BCI video:WWF, BCI and M&S in India (2017)

In this three-minute video Indian cotton farmers explain how a joint Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Marks...

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Case studies: Governments and private sustainability standards

Case studies: Governments and private sustainability standards

In the context of the ambitious environmental, social and economic targets within the Sustainable Development Goals, new partnerships are emerging which aim to...

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Case studies: Governments and private sustainability standards

Case studies: Governments and private sustainability standards

This ISEAL series of short case studies illustrates how governments are using private sustainability standards to achieve sustainability...

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ITC/EUI Report: Social and environmental standards: From fragmentation to coordination

ITC/EUI Report: Social and environmental standards: From fragmentation to coordination

This report examines the state of fragmentation across nine key agricultural commodity sectors in the 10 largest producer countries and ways of increasing...

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ODI Report: The impact of Fairtrade: A review of research evidence 2009-2015 (2017)

ODI Report: The impact of Fairtrade: A review of research evidence 2009-2015 (2017)

This review synthesises results from 45 recently published studies to assess the impacts of Fairtrade certification for smallholder producer groups and workers...

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MSI Integrity and Duke University report: The new regulators? Assessing the landscape of multi-stakeholder initiatives (2017)

MSI Integrity and Duke University report: The new regulators? Assessing the landscape of multi-stakeholder initiatives (2017)

This 2017 report highlights key findings on transnational standard setting multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs), their presence in various industries, patterns...

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Trueprice Report: Assessing coffee farmer household income (2017)

Trueprice Report: Assessing coffee farmer household income (2017)

This research, published in 2017, studies coffee farmer income in Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, India, Indonesia and Vietnam, focusing on how much coffee...

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Farm practices must change to protect endangered species and habitats

Farm practices must change to protect endangered species and habitats

Sustainable agriculture practices must be widely implemented in order to stem an alarming loss of biodiversity and to protect endangered species. This is...

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