Reports

This ISEAL briefing paper shares reach and growth trends from 2011–16 for seven leading ISEAL member agriculture schemes across seven commodity sectors: bananas, cocoa, coffee, cotton, palm oil, sugarcane and tea.
This ISEAL briefing paper, prepared as part of the Demonstrating and Improving Poverty Impacts project, funded by the Ford Foundation, shares a picture of multiple certification in 2015 for four leading ISEAL member agriculture schemes: Rainforest Alliance, UTZ, Fairtrade International and the Globa
This report, published by ITC, IISD and FiBL, provides new insights into the evolution of certified agriculture and forestry across the world.
This report, published by the United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards (UNFSS), analyses Voluntary Sustainability Standards and its relation to trade issues, in particular, the impact of VSS on market access.
This report, funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation through the Meridian Institute, reflects on new VSS studies in the agricultural, forestry, marine fisheries and aquaculture sectors to revisit the issue of the state of knowledge about their conservation impacts.
This white paper, produced by Aidenvironment and commissioned by WWF and ISEAL, aims to contribute to the evidence of the systemic impacts of VSS as well as provide a working definition for the concept of systemic impacts.
ISEAL conducted research aiming to uncover smallholder perspectives on standards, explore the issues facing small certified producers and suggest opportunities for innovation and scaling-up of standards systems to meet producer needs.
The 2018 edition of LEAF’s global impacts report focuses on the collective performance and impact of LEAF farmers and growers across the world in their delivery of more sustainable food and farming.
The 2018 edition of Rainforest Alliance impacts report shares a comprehensive assessment of the Rainforest Alliance certification program, highlighting Rainforest Alliance collaborative approach to tackling the most critical social and environmental challenges in agriculture.
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.