Sustainable Sourcing in the Food Industry: Global Challenges and Practices

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

10 Pages Posted: 19 Sep 2010 Last revised: 26 Apr 2015

Oliver von Hagen

International Trade Centre (UN/WTO)

Stephan Manning

University of Massachusetts at Boston - College of Management

Juliane Reinecke

University of Warwick - Warwick Business School

Date Written: September 17, 2010

Abstract

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.

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, L5

Suggested Citation

von Hagen, Oliver and Manning, Stephan and Reinecke, Juliane, Sustainable Sourcing in the Food Industry: Global Challenges and Practices (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. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1678472

Oliver Von Hagen (Contact Author)

International Trade Centre (UN/WTO) ( email )

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Switzerland

Stephan Manning

University of Massachusetts at Boston - College of Management ( email )

100 Morrissey Blvd
Boston, MA 02125
United States

Juliane Reinecke

University of Warwick - Warwick Business School ( email )

Gibbet Hill Rd.
Coventry, West Midlands CV4 8UW
United Kingdom

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