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Agrotourism development in Ghana: A study of its prospects and challenges at Adjeikrom Cocoa Tour Facility, Eshun, Gabriel, and Tettey Christopher , Bulletin of Geography. Socio–economic Series, 06/2014, Issue 25, Torun, Ploand, p.99, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
The Partially Liberalized Cocoa Sector in Ghana, Kolavalli, Shashidhara, Vigneri Marcella, Maamah Haruna, and Poku John , 09/2012, Washington, DC, (2012) , (Practical Publication)
Intentieverklaring duurzame cacao, Verburg, G. , 2010///, (2010) , (Practical Publication)
Child labour, education and child rights among cocoa producers in Ghana, Berlan, Amanda , The political economy of new slavery, 2004///, p.158 - 78, (2004) , (Practical Publication)
Cocoa cycles: the economics of cocoa supply, Ruf, François , 1995///, Cambridge, UK, p.400, (1995) , (Practical Publication)
Market transformation strategy for cocoa, BACP , 2010///, (2010) , (Practical Publication)

Building sustainable supply chains: consumer choice or direct management?

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TitleBuilding sustainable supply chains: consumer choice or direct management?
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsHebditch, David, and Blackmore Emma
PublisherInternational Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordscertification, chains & relations, consumers, procurement

This opinion paper discusses the question wether companies should move away from consumer choice towards embedding sustainability into products. Relying on consumer demand for certified products alone, for instance, is unlikely to achieve widespread shifts to sustainability. Relying on consumers to ‘grow the market’ and drive corporate sustainabilityis not always effective. An emerging trend is that retailers and manufacturers are
adopting ambitious sustainability plans for their supply chains — or converting entire product lines to certified sources — and eliminating some of the reliance on consumer demand. Perhaps it is a recognition that sustainability is a growing concern for many businesses and not just a luxury to be marketed at premium prices.