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Drivers and barriers to sustainable purchasing practices in the cocoa sector (NRET Working Paper July 2007)

Drivers and barriers to sustainable purchasing practices in the cocoa sector (NRET Working Paper July 2007)

Phillips, David and Tallontire, Anne (2007) Drivers and barriers to sustainable purchasing practices in the cocoa sector (NRET Working Paper July 2007). [Working Paper]

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Abstract

[Summary]
Sustainability is an area of growing concern for both the cocoa producing countries and the chocolate manufacturing industry.

There is a growing consensus on principles underlying sustainable purchasing practices.

Industry sustainability practices do not necessarily include sustainable purchasing practices.

Better understanding of the roles, responsibilities, and motivations of key stakeholders in cocoa value chains is required to promote sustainable purchasing practices.

Support for extending ‘alternative’ trading and pilot projects is required to build on initiatives that demonstrate best practice in purchasing can meet economic, social, and environmental aims.

Item Type: Working Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainability, purchasing practices, cocoa sector
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
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Last Modified: 02 Apr 2015 14:12
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/13249

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