Standards and the Green Economy

The SSI Review: Standards and the Green Economy provides a bird’s-eye view of market and performance trends across 16 of the most prevalent standards initiatives operating across 10 different commodity sectors.

The report represents one small effort toward strengthening our understanding of how voluntary sustainability standards are developing over time, both in terms of the systems characteristics they deploy and the market impacts that they have.

This report was published in 2014 with data inclusive from 2008 to 2012.

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The average annual growth rate of standard-compliant production across all sectors reviewed was a stunning 41 per cent, significantly outpacing the annual average growth of 2 per cent in the corresponding conventional commodity markets.

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