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Sustainabilitea : the Dutch tea market and corporate social responsibility

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Abstract: This report provides an overview of the global tea market and a description of a tea value chain. In particular, the report focuses on the Dutch tea market: consumption, production and the major players on the Dutch market. In addition, the report examines labour, social, ecological and economic issues in the tea sector. Current responsible business initiatives of mayor players on the Dutch tea market are analysed on the basis of internationally agreed upon standards and operational principles. An overview is also given of the social organisations, including trade unions, active in tea producing and consuming countries. The primary aim of the report is to inform a broad audience of tea companies, sector organisations, civil society organisations, trade unions, government bodies and the media in the Netherlands, Europe as well as in tea producing countries. With its critical analysis, the report hopes to contribute to a discussion among all stakeholders involved, with the aim of improving labour, social, environmental and economic conditions in the global tea industry by means of effective and fair CSR policies and practices.
Authors: Oldenziel, J. , Otten, G.
Corporate author(s): India Committee of the Netherlands
Country: Netherlands , Indonesia , Sri Lanka , Malawi , China
Category: Research
Keywords: agriculture , economic development , labour , markets
Language: eng
Organization: SOMO - Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations
Organization: ProFound
PAGE: 79
Place: Amsterdam [etc.]
Publisher: SOMO [etc.]
Year: 2006
Region: Western Europe , East Africa , Southeast Asia , South Asia , East Asia
Right: © 2006 SOMO
Subject: Economic Development and Trade
Title: Sustainabilitea : the Dutch tea market and corporate social responsibility