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Sustainability of international Dutch supply chains: Progress, effects and perspectives , (Website) , PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
First Conference on Economics and Politics of Chocolate , (Website) , Faculty of Business and Economics,university of Leuven
Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) , (Website) , Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI)
Fair Labor Association , (Website) , Fair Labor Association
Max Havelaar , (Website)
Barry Callebaut , (Website)

Sustainability of international Dutch supply chains: Progress, effects and perspectives

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Organization: 
PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
Topic: 
chain governance
certification
private sector policies
public policies
public-private partnerships
Country & region: 
Netherlands
Keywords: 
Report, PBL, sustainable supply chains, cocoa, Netherlands, coffee, timber, public-private partnerships, certification, standards
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Dutch trade has become ever more sustainable, over the last years. The sustainable market
share was able to soar, also because of the efforts by social organisations, consumers
and the business community. Dutch market parties voluntarily have been contributing
to the certification of sustainable production and trade, using widely supported
voluntary sustainability standards. The government has been playing a facilitating role
by supporting these initiatives financially, by their own purchasing policy, and by
entering into declarations of intent with the various market parties. In this respect, the
Netherlands is one of the frontrunners in the European Union.
The PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency published a report in 2014 on supply chains of natural resources that are important to the Dutch economy. The report includes an assessment of the progress and effects of sustainability initiatives related to supply chains of cocoa, coffee, timber, palm oil, fish and soy,