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

A Global Coffee Platform report at the end of a four-year public-private partnership supporting small-scale coffee growers in Tanzania, finds a strong case for supporting smallholder production...

Farm practices must change to protect endangered species and habitats

According to the Standards and Biodiversity report released by the International Institute for Sustainable Development, sustainable agriculture practices must be widely implemented in order to stem...

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 clear trend: the production volume and...

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 makes business sense, according to a new...

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 enhance the reputation of and reduce risks...

Implementing the Agenda 2030: sustainability standards help business seize opportunities

A new report published by WWF and ISEAL today indicates how businesses can contribute strongly to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and unlock new market opportunities by using credible...

Using sustainability certification to improve mining standards

A report recently released by the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining at The University of Queensland, Australia, illustrates how sustainability standards can help deliver positive outcomes in...

New report: ISEAL members more transparent and supportive to small producers than other sustainability standards

A new policy report finds a positive relationship between ISEAL membership and “producer-friendly” sustainability standards systems.

Rescued from the looms: my visit to a GoodWeave childrens' centre

Recently Sidra Khalid, Assistant, Communications at ISEAL travelled to Nepal and got a chance to visit a rehabilitation centre run by GoodWeave. There she met a group of children who all previously...

ISEAL’s three poverty impact studies complete baseline

ISEAL’s commissioning of the independent evaluations in Indonesia, India and Kenya will help contribute to high quality research on the impacts of certification on the world’s poorest farmers.