Measuring impact


UEBT recognizes that our ultimate goal is to contribute to a world in which people and biodiversity thrive. 

To know whether we are succeeding, UEBT invests in monitoring and evaluation. We collect data from our members and carry out studies on selected activities to determine impact. We aim to get insight into the following:

  • What changes are companies making in response to UEBT requirements?

  • Which sourcing regions and how many workers are being affected by a company’s implementation of the UEBT standard?

  • What changes do member companies make in these sourcing areas as a result of certification?

  • How can UEBT improve its standards and support strategies to maximise impacts?

UEBT is a member of ISEAL, the global association for credible sustainability standards.  We implement the ISEAL Codes of Good Practice on standard setting, assurance and impact monitoring.

Facts & Figures

In 2019, UEBT had 43 Trading Members from Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia, which were promoting Ethical BioTrade practices.

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Find out more

To read more about how we drive change (called our "Theory of Change"), how our monitoring and evaluation system is set up, or to see a list of the indicators we systematically collect, visit our resources section.

2019 Monitoring & Evaluation Public System Report

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Natura and Weleda’s commitments to ethical BioTrade, impact case studies conducted by UEBT


Read the impact study

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