Reports

This ISEAL commissioned report, carried out by 3keel and the University of Oxford, aims to understand the effectiveness of sustainability standards and certification tools in driving the adoption of more sustainable practices.
This article tries to understand the spatial distribution of VSS at a global level and whether certified lands are best located for conserving biodiversity and benefiting the most vulnerable producers. 
This paper, published by PNAS, evaluates the causal impact of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification on deforestation, peatland development, and fire activity in Indonesia from 2001 to 2015.
This paper, commissioned by the Fairtrade Foundation and Fairtrade Deutschland, assesses the extent to which Fairtrade, through its supply chain interventions in tea, cocoa, bananas and flowers, improves fairness in trade including the impact on producers and workers.
Building on the RSPO 2016 impact report, this impact update covers RSPO’s progress and activities from mid-2016 to mid-2017, covering issues such as HCV areas, RSPO Next, community engagement and the complaints procedure.
This report examines the state of fragmentation across nine key agricultural commodity sectors in the 10 largest producer countries and ways of increasing coordination.
This review synthesises results from 45 recently published studies to assess the impacts of Fairtrade certification for smallholder producer groups and workers in hired labour organisations.
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.