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. 

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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Voluntary Sustainability Standards: Growth continues

Voluntary Sustainability Standards: Growth continues

The latest market data on Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) is presented in ‘The State of Sustainable Markets 2017’ report. The market research shows a...

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RJC Webinar: Why the RJC matters to your business!

RJC Webinar: Why the RJC matters to your business!

This webinar explores the benefits of Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) certification. We hear from three RJC members who successfully implemented the RJC...

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RJC Webinar: Why the RJC matters to your business!

RJC Webinar: Why the RJC matters to your business!

This webinar explores the benefits of Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) certification. We hear from three RJC members who achieved RJC...

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Infographic: Delivering credible standards systems (2017)

Infographic: Delivering credible standards systems (2017)

Transparency, accessibility and rigour are three key drivers of credibility. Credibility and trust are intrinsically linked; to engender trust a standards...

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Infographic: Delivering credible standards systems (2017)

Infographic: Delivering credible standards systems (2017)

This infographic provides examples, from recent research, that illustrate the positive effect of full ISEAL membership on transparency,...

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Responsible sourcing of forest products beneficial for businesses, new report

Responsible sourcing of forest products beneficial for businesses, new report

Retail companies with strong responsible forest products sourcing policies are seeing numerous tangible business benefits, demonstrating that sustainability...

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Infographic: Southeast Asia, benefits and impact of sustainability standards (2017)

Infographic: Southeast Asia, benefits and impact of sustainability standards (2017)

This infographic illustrates the benefits and impacts of sustainability standards in Southeast Asia. Examples range from illustrating how certification...

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Infographic: Southeast Asia, benefits and impact of sustainability standards (2017)

Infographic: Southeast Asia, benefits and impact of sustainability standards (2017)

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

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ISEAL report: Sustainability standards and the SDGs - evidence of ISEAL members’ contribution (2017)

ISEAL report: Sustainability standards and the SDGs - evidence of ISEAL members’ contribution (2017)

This 2017 ISEAL report demonstrates how sustainability standards that are ISEAL members are already contributing to the SDGs, pulling together evidence,...

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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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