Projects per year
This report assesses the sustainability of supply chains for dry goods based on the following factors: energy consumption, crop protection agents, fertiliser, water use, land transformation, employee health and safety, worker rights, traceability, access to inputs and markets for small-scale farmers, and the decline of pollinators. For agricultural raw materials in the Netherlands, environmental progress has been limited in recent years. Targets for crop protection agents and fertilisers have not been achieved, water use has increased and there’s been no drop in energy consumption for crop production. There has, however, been a decrease in energy consumption by processors. Limited information is available on raw materials from other parts of the world, but the proportion of products certified as sustainable has increased.
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