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Outlining the international sugar supply chain, looking into the global trade, production and consumption of sugar. Identifying major global industry actors in different stages of the supply chain that can possibly leverage more sustainable sugar cane production. Analyzing trade and production regulation in the EU and providing an overview and short description of some recurring sustainability problems that affect the cane sugar sector.
Case study focusing on working conditions at Illovo Malawi plantations and factories and information from communities around Illovo sugar plantations. Exploring the policies of important players in the EU sugar sector, and at retailers’ policies in particular. This overall aim is to raise awareness among sugar using companies, such as supermarkets, of these sustainability concerns and outline suggestions for better company policies.

Lead organization:
Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO)
Study sector:
Agriculture focus:
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Study scope:
Social issues, Environmental issues
Primary Research Funders:
Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO)
Name of lead contact:
Vincent Kiezebrink