Sustainability and Strategy in U.S. Agri-Food Firms: An Assessment of Current Practices

Increasingly, many major U.S. agri-food firms are joining their European counterparts in incorporating sustainability initiatives into their business operations. This paper provides a content analysis of the sustainability initiatives reported by select U.S. agri-food firms throughout the supply chain in their corporate social responsibility (CSR) reports. Among the results of our analysis, we find that many U.S agri-food firms continue to engage in a “hodgepodge” approach to sustainability without a clear link to their business strategy. Furthermore, these firms have transitioned their sustainability initiatives to focus on internal initiatives to address environmental and supply chain issues over time.


Editor(s):
IFAMR, IFAMA
Issue Date:
Feb 01 2015
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISSN #: 1559-2448 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/197762
Published in:
International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Volume 18, Issue 1
Page range:
17-47
Total Pages:
32
JEL Codes:
M14; Q13; Q56
Note:
The IFAMR is published quarterly by the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA). www.ifama.org
Series Statement:
Volume 18
Issue 1




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