Reports

This 2017 review on the 20th anniversary of the Marine Stewardship Council program looks at the progress and improvements made by MSC certified fisheries around the world.
SOAS has undertaken a systematic review in 2017 that assesses the impact of agriculture certification schemes on improving socio-economic conditions for workers and farmers in low- and middle-income countries.
This 2017 WWF report sets out to understand the business case for retailers to commit to and act on responsible sourcing of forest products, and shows that retailers see a clear link between responsible sourcing and business opportunities.
The eighth edition of Fairtrade’s monitoring and evaluation report looks at Fairtrade’s performance in 2015 and where efforts need to be focused in order to continue growing in the future.
This 2017 paper looks at the contribution of certification to sustainability in Cameroon, Indonesia and Peru, as well as the interactions between public governance and certification that affect how forests are managed.
This 2017 paper analyzes the implications of smallholder coffee certification in Ethiopia for income growth and poverty alleviation.
IISD have published a 2017 report which analyzes the gender-related content of the sustainability standards and the responsible investment frameworks and assess whether sustainability standards improve gender equality.
This 2017 ISEAL report demonstrates how sustainability standards that are ISEAL members are already contributing to the SDGs, pulling together evidence of how certification is driving positive economic, social and environmental impacts in many sectors.
The 2017 edition of LEAF’s global impacts report presents achievements of LEAF members and LEAF Marque certified businesses in delivering more sustainable food and farming in the last year.
This 2017 report reviews the business benefits that adopting sustainability standards can deliver to various business entities along the length of the supply chain.
This 2017 report by WWF and ISEAL explores how businesses can use credible voluntary sustainability standards to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.
This second full impacts report from RSPO, published in 2016, provides insight and overview on RSPO’s progress in the last two years. It features research on smallholder livelihoods and income and yield.