The Systemic Impacts of Voluntary Sustainability Standards
Type of document: Scientific, technical, research
VSS are known to have a positive impact in areas where certified entities operate but VSS can also influence the enabling environment. There is not yet a lot of evidence of these so-called systemic impacts of VSS on the enabling environment. This white paper aims to contribute to this evidence gap as well as provide a working definition for the concept of systemic impacts. We welcome your comments and insights to further develop this work.