OECD Trade Policy Papers

This series is designed to make available to a wider readership selected trade policy studies prepared for use within the OECD.

NB. No. 1 to No. 139 were released under the previous series title OECD Trade Policy Working Papers.


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

Part I

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: consumer, cut flower, retail trade, labelling, multinationals, OECD, certification, reporting, eco-label, eco-labelling, corporate responsibility, multinational enterprises, social reporting, codes of conduct, corporate social responsibility, supply chain, environmental conditions of production, value chain, clothing, fisheries, textiles, consumer guide, environmental reporting, consumption, supermarket, social conditions of production, cosmetics, social label, CSR, CSR marketing, MNEs, CSR branding
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