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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Pages (from-to)944-949
JournalInternational Journal of Life Cycle Assessment
Journal publication date30 Apr 2014
Volume19
Issue4
Early online date14 Jan 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2014

Abstract

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) account for 99 % of companies operating in the European food and drink industry and, often, are part of highly fragmented and complex food chains. The article focuses on the development of a social impact assessment methodology for SMEs in selected food and drink products as part of the EU-FP7 SENSE research project. The proposed methodology employs a top-down and bottom-up approach and focuses on labour rights/working conditions along the product supply chain as the key social impact indicator, limiting key stakeholder classification to workers/employees and local communities impacted by the production process. Problems related to this emerging field are discussed, and questions for further research are expounded

Notes

This document is the Accepted Manuscript version. The final publication is available at Springer via https://doi.org/10.1007/s11367-013-0691-0.

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