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2nd Pacific Agribusiness Forum: Morag Webb "Sustainability Standards"


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Promoting regional trade and agribusiness development in the Pacific :

"Linking the agrifood sector to the local markets for economic growth and improved food and nutrition security"
Organised by PIPSO, CTA, IFAD, SPC and SPTO
Tanoa Tusitala Hotel, Apia, Samoa, 29th August -1st September 2016

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2nd Pacific Agribusiness Forum: Morag Webb "Sustainability Standards"

  1. 1. “Sustainability Standards” Morag Webb, Policy Advisor, Coleacp
  2. 2. 2nd Pacific Agribusiness Forum August 2016, Apia Sustainability Standards
  3. 3. COLEACP Private Sector Not-for-Profit Association ACP/EU Established 1973 “Contribute to poverty alleviation and food and nutrition security through sustainable agricultural value chains”
  4. 4. The Layers of Standards Regulatory Private (Pre- competitive) Private (Differentiation) National, International GLOBALGAP Rainforest Fair Trade
  5. 5.   SUSTAINABILITY: Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs (Brundtland, 1987) From: The Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI)
  6. 6. Fifteen Years of Standards Good Agricultural Practice Globalgap Good Manufacturing Practice BRC SQF IFS ISO 22000 Integrity Business to Business Social & Ethical ETI SA8000 Environmental ISO 14001 Carbon Water Energy Business Equity Fair Trade 2003 2008 Provenance Business to Consumer From: Steve Homer
  7. 7. SUSTAINABILIT Y GLOBALG.A.P GRASP: Risk Assessment on Social Practices water footprint
  8. 8. Complex ethical landscape From: Steve Homer ILO conventions GSCP Benchmarking ETIETI BSCIBSCI SA8000SA8000 Fair Trade Fair Trade UtzUtz Rain Forest Rain Forest 4C4C SEDEXSEDEX SMETASMETA Ruggie Principals GlobalGap Social GlobalGap Social Roundtable Standards Roundtable Standards ISO 14000 ISO 14000 ISO 22000 ISO 22000 ISO 18000 ISO 18000 ISEAL Impact ISEAL Impact ISO 26000 ISO 26000 Global Compact Global Compact GRI Reporting GRI Reporting ISO 9000 ISO 9000 Bonsucro BSCI Bonsucro BSCISQF SocialSQF Social
  9. 9. Muddying the waters Diagram From: Steve Homer Environm ental Environm ental Fair Trade Fair Trade Labour Rights Labour Rights Private Food Safety Standards1999 2015 Pesticides Gender Food Miles Food SecurityDRIVERS> SUB-BRAND > It doesn’t have to be like this!
  10. 10. • The challenge: access markets while avoiding higher costs, increased complexity & new market access barriers • The opportunity: increase efficiency, profitability & resilience; done in the right way, with the right tools, there is a strong business case for sustainability • Capitalise on advantages: Pacific producers at an advantage - favourable climate & low-input practices; (ahead of the game compared to large-scale intensive) How it could be…
  11. 11. “Fit for Markets” Programme Company ambition Sustainability DriversSustainability Drivers COLEACP training and self-assessment systemCOLEACP training and self-assessment system Support Programme Key indicators: map progress; identify business case Key indicators: map progress; identify business case COLEACP Sustainability Charter: frame and communicate COLEACP Sustainability Charter: frame and communicate Sustainable production based on business case Sustainable production based on business case