Upscaling sustainability initiatives in international commodity chains: Examples from cocoa, coffee and soy value chains in the Netherlands.

V.J. Ingram, L.O. Judge, Martina Luskova, S. van Berkum, J. van den Berg

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This study reports on the extent to which sustainability initiatives in the cocoa, coffee and soy value chains
have been scaled up by companies. We have investigated how the private sector can be further stimulated to engage in, sustain and increase their involvement in actions to increase the sustainability of commodity chains with links to the Netherlands. The report analyses the motives for companies to join sustainability initiatives and their reasons for not engaging. It concludes with several recommendations on how government and value-chain stakeholders could further stimulate the scaling up of sustainability initiatives
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherStatutory Research Tasks Unit for Nature & the Environment
Number of pages125
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameWOt-technical report
PublisherWOt-technical report
ISSN (Print)2352-2739



  • value chain analysis
  • commodities
  • cocoa
  • coffee
  • glycine soja
  • sustainability
  • trade
  • netherlands

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