New study demon­strates the val­ue of the LEAF Mar­que beyond certification

The lat­est inde­pen­dent eval­u­a­tion con­cludes that LEAF Mar­que goes beyond an envi­ron­men­tal assur­ance sys­tem and under­pins all aspects of LEAF’s wider work in devel­op­ing and demon­strat­ing more sus­tain­able, cli­mate pos­i­tive farm­ing and food systems.

A new independent study concludes that LEAF Marque goes beyond an environmental assurance system.

Carried out by Mike Read Associates, the evaluation found that as well as providing added value to certified farmers in terms of increased gross margins, market opportunities, retailer engagement and earned recognition, LEAF Marque certification underpins all aspects of LEAF’s wider work. As such, LEAF Marque is a powerful catalyst for mobilising advances in more sustainable, climate positive farming across the globe.

The study sets out ways in which LEAF Marque contributes to the broader enabling environment of LEAF’s work, including:

Jennifer Clark, Assurance Manager at LEAF, says:

“LEAF Marque certification is grounded in rigour and transparency; it is data driven and research led. Gaining insight into its impact is crucial for continuous improvement. Just as farms don’t stop improving once they become certified, so we are also continually improving to keep up with global best practice. We are committed to listening and adapting."

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