Regulating sustainability in the coffee sector: A comparative analysis of third-party environmental and social certification initiatives

@article{Raynolds2007RegulatingSI,
  title={Regulating sustainability in the coffee sector: A comparative analysis 
of third-party environmental and social certification initiatives},
  author={Laura T. Raynolds and D. Murray and Andrew Heller},
  journal={Agriculture and Human Values},
  year={2007},
  volume={24},
  pages={147-163}
}
Certification and labeling initiatives that seek to enhance environmental and social sustainability are growing rapidly. This article analyzes the expansion of these private regulatory efforts in the coffee sector. We compare the five major third-party certifications – the Organic, Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, Utz Kapeh, and Shade/Bird Friendly initiatives – outlining and contrasting their governance structures, environmental and social standards, and market positions. We argue that… Expand

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