Welcome to Standards Impacts

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. 

Businesses experience range of benefits from using sustainability standards

Businesses experience range of benefits from using sustainability standards

A new report by Aidenvironment finds that sustainability standards improve market access, profitability and production for certified businesses, as well as...

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Infographic: Businesses experience range of benefits from using sustainability standards (2017)

Infographic: Businesses experience range of benefits from using sustainability standards (2017)

This infographic illustrates the findings of the Aidenvironment research, commissioned by ISEAL Alliance, which analysed 40 studies to identify the benefits...

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Infographic: Businesses experience range of benefits from using sustainability standards (2017)

Infographic: Businesses experience range of benefits from using sustainability standards (2017)

Aidenvironment research finds that sustainability standards improve market access, profitability and production for certified businesses...

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Aidenvironment report: Business benefits of using sustainability standards: A meta-review (2017)

Aidenvironment report: Business benefits of using sustainability standards: A meta-review (2017)

This 2017 report by Aidenvironment and commissioned by  ISEAL, reviews the business benefits that using sustainability standards can deliver to various...

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Forest Stewardship Council case studies

Forest Stewardship Council case studies

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests...

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Fairtrade video: Impacting tea farmers and workers in East Africa (2015)

Fairtrade video: Impacting tea farmers and workers in East Africa (2015)

In this three minute video, farmers and workers from tea farms in Kenya and Tanzania describe how Fairtrade has impacted their lives. Luke Metto, a tea farmer...

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Fairtrade video: Impacting tea farmers and workers in East Africa (2015)

Fairtrade video: Impacting tea farmers and workers in East Africa (2015)

In this three minute video, farmers and workers from tea farms in Kenya and Tanzania describe how Fairtrade has impacted their lives.

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RJC certification brings long-term benefits to PANDORA

RJC certification brings long-term benefits to PANDORA

RJC membership allows PANDORA to be recognised for its ethical practices and commitment to sustainability Danish affordable jewellery brand PANDORA,...

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Infographics: Sustainability standards and the SDGs (2017)

Infographics: Sustainability standards and the SDGs (2017)

These three infographics illustrate how the adoption of sustainability standards can directly contribute towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs...

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Infographics: Sustainability standards and the SDGs (2017)

Infographics: Sustainability standards and the SDGs (2017)

Three infographics illustrating how the adoption of sustainability standards can directly contribute towards achieving Sustainable...

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Marine Stewardship Council fisheries stories

Marine Stewardship Council fisheries stories

For years, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has been collecting stories from certified fisheries to show how they benefit from certification. The...

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Kimberly-Clark: using the FSC label to tell its story

Kimberly-Clark: using the FSC label to tell its story

Kimberly-Clark’s commitment to the FSC aligns with its values and helps drive demand for responsibly managed forests. Nearly one in four people...

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LEAF podcast: For a sustainable future

LEAF podcast: For a sustainable future

In this short podcast by Linking Environment And Farming (LEAF) we hear from two fruit farms, LEAF Marque certified Mansfield’s fruit farm, a family business...

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LEAF podcast: For a sustainable future

LEAF podcast: For a sustainable future

In this short podcast by Linking Environment And Farming (LEAF) we hear from two fruit farms, LEAF Marque certified Mansfield’s fruit farm...

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MSC: Global impacts report (2016)

MSC: Global impacts report (2016)

This fourth Global Impacts Report from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) looks at the impact of the MSC from 1999 to 2015 and presents a quantitative...

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ITC report: State of sustainable markets: statistics and emerging trends 2015 (2016)

ITC report: State of sustainable markets: statistics and emerging trends 2015 (2016)

This 2015 report, which came out in early 2016, is a first joint attempt to provide an overview of the voluntary sustainability standards (VSS) landscape from...

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