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

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

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    Paper provided by OECD Publishing in its series OECD Trade Policy Papers with number 47.

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    Date of creation: 10 Jan 2007
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    Handle: RePEc:oec:traaab:47-en

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

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