Sustainable Sourcing in the Food Industry: Global Challenges and Practices
Oliver Von Hagen
International Trade Centre (UN/WTO)
University of Massachusetts at Boston - College of Management
University of Warwick - Warwick Business School
September 17, 2010
Moderne Ernaehrung Heute, Official Journal of the Food Chemistry Institute of the Association of the German Confectionery Industry, Vol. 4, p. 1-9, October 2010
This article discusses recent developments in sustainable sourcing in the food industry, with special emphasis on sustainability standards and certification. It concludes that sustainability product certification is an increasingly important strategy for promoting sustainability and responsibility on a global scale and for satisfying rising consumer demands. We also discuss challenges with regards to standards adoption and the multiplicity of standards.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 10
Keywords: Sustainability, Food Industry, Standards, Certifications, Global Value Chain
JEL Classification: F13, F16, F18, F53, F55, F59, L15, L32, O13, O19, P45, P48, Q11, Q17, Q28, Q56, L2, L5Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: September 19, 2010 ; Last revised: July 24, 2012
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