SUSTAINEO-Study on the effectiveness of certifications now online!


What benefit do smallholders have from certifications? Can certifications contribute to improving the living conditions and to a positive development of the rural areas in developing countries? SUSTAINEO, co-founded by Dr. Michael Otto who is founder of the Aid by Trade Foundation, wanted to take a closer look at the impact of certifications as they play an increasing role in commodity sectors, while the impact is often not clear.

The study they commissioned to KPMG Netherlands is now online: and has been presented and discusses with experts at the SUSTAINEO Forum on October, 31st 2013 in Hamburg.

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