Inde­pen­dent Eval­u­a­tion of LEAF Marque

LEAF com­mis­sions eval­u­a­tions that focus main­ly on meet­ing mem­ber needs and are car­ried out by inde­pen­dent researchers whose work meets 
pro­fes­sion­al stan­dards. These stud­ies pro­vide a vital tool which allows us to assess the effec­tive­ness of our work and be cer­tain that it is advanc­ing envi­ron­men­tal change.

The provision of robust, transparent and independent evaluation to support the claims we make about the benefits and impact of LEAF Marque certification, are a vital part of our continual improvement. We are currently working with Mike Read Associates (MRA) on our next independent evaluation into LEAF Marque. Specifically, to look into The Added Value of LEAF Marque Beyond Certification.

This evaluation aims to explore and provide more meaningful insight into LEAF Marque, with a particular focus on the influence we have beyond solely market opportunities. The work will build on previous independent studies carried out in 2010 and 2017 by the Countryside and Community Research Institute.

MRA will be getting in touch with LEAF Marque growers and LEAF members as the work progresses; we greatly value your input and look forward to seeing the results of this work, which will form a key part of our new 10-year strategy implementation.

The outcomes of this project will be published in June 2021.