Research and evidence

It’s in the interests of every stakeholder - standard setters, companies, researchers, governments - to support robust studies on the strengths and weaknesses of sustainability standards.

ISEAL leads this conversation, and we’ve produced or helped to facilitate a range of ground-breaking reports in the last few years.

As the evidence base grows, more information and data becomes publicly available. It shows that certification delivers real economic, social and environmental benefits – and the lessons we’re learning can be applied to current challenges and future initiatives.

We’ve gathered together a wealth of this information and evidence at, where you can search for reports, case studies, infographics and more.

Recent reports on include: