Influencing Sustainable Sourcing Decisions in Agri-Food Supply Chains

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This paper presents research findings on influencing sustainable sourcing decisions in agri-food supply chains, providing insight into the role of intermediaries. Based on a literature review, interviews, and case studies from different trading entities, chapter 1 expounds on the different ways in which corporations attempt to incorporate sustainability into their business practices. Chapter 2 discusses how sustainability standards can influence governance and traceability systems and impact supply chain relationships. Chapter 3 examines the role for intermediaries in supply chains to promote sustainability standards and practices and provides multiple case studies. It ends by giving recommendations on how a focus on intermediary actors could benefit sustainability standard setting schemes. 

Allison Loconto
International Trade Centre