Reports

This 2017 report highlights key findings on transnational standard setting multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs), their presence in various industries, patterns in MSI institutional governance, and analysis of how these MSIs set and monitor compliance with their standards.
This research, published in 2017, studies coffee farmer income in Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, India, Indonesia and Vietnam, focusing on how much coffee farmers actually earn and Fairtrade’s potential impact on their household income.
This second annual global report, jointly produced by ITC, FiBL and IISD, outlines data on area, production volume and producers for 14 major voluntary sustainability standards covering forestry and eight agricultural products.
This 2017 Outcome Evaluation Report aims to evaluate the results obtained by RSB in 2015 and 2016 and compare them to the expected outcomes, as defined in the Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterial's Theory of Change.
This 2017 research seeks to explore the impact and added value to farmers when adopting LEAF Marque.
This 2017 outcome report seeks to assess key monitoring and evaluation indicators, to provide an evaluation of the performance of Bonsucro in delivering its mission and reaching its vision, and to identify the measurable outcomes directly achieved by operators.
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.