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CSR and Trade: Informing Consumers about Social and Environmental Conditions of Globalised Production: Part I

Barbara Fliess, Hyung-Jong Lee, Olivia L. Dubreuil and Osvaldo R. Agatiello

No 47, OECD Trade Policy Papers from OECD Publishing

Abstract: Focusing on consumer demands in OECD markets and voluntary initiatives taken in the private sector, this study investigates how consumers are informed about the social and environmental conditions under which products have been produced. Consumers of OECD increasingly attach importance to how companies they buy from conduct their business, and the voluntary adoption of CSR policies is spreading in the private sector. But how do consumers know...

Keywords: certification; clothing; codes of conduct; consumer; consumer guide; consumption; corporate responsibility; corporate social responsibility; cosmetics; CSR; CSR branding; CSR marketing; cut flower; eco-label; eco-labelling; environmental conditions of production; environmental reporting; fisheries; labelling; MNEs; multinational enterprises; multinationals; OECD; reporting; retail trade; social conditions of production; social label; social reporting; supermarket; supply chain; textiles; value chain (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-env, nep-int and nep-soc
Date: 2007-01-10
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