Sustainability Certification

ab 24,90 

Jan Per Bethge

Comparative analysis of different approaches, their implementation and Impacts using the examples of Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance in the cocoa sector of Ghana

ISBN 978-3-643-90396-9
Band-Nr. 8
Jahr 2014
Seiten 144
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Neue Kölner Genossenschaftswissenschaft


Sustainability certification is generally seen as a promising tool to
improve environmental, social and economic activities along global value
chains of commodities. Relying on theories of new institutionalism, this
book locates sustainability certification programs as forms of private
governance in the broader categorical framework of global governance and
compares two prominent programs. It studies commonalities and
differences of Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance on the program level
and analyzes their implementation and impacts on the livelihoods of
cocoa farmers in Ghana.

Jan Per Bethge studied social science at the University of Cologne and works in the field of sustainable consumption and production, with a focus on sustainable supply chains.