Research webinar 6: The true price of production of cocoa, coffee, tea and cotton and the role of certified products

Research webinar 6: The true price of production of cocoa, coffee, tea and cotton and the role of certified products

This webinar looks at the invisible costs involved in the production of soft commodities cocoa, coffee, tea and cotton. It includes interesting insights on what differentiates certified products from conventional products. The production of soft commodities cocoa, coffee, tea and cotton leads to societal costs, such as underpayment of workers and soil degradation. One of the barriers for farmers, traders, retailers and consumers to reduce those costs is that they are invisible. Together with IDH (Sustainable Trade Initiative) True Price, a social enterprise specialized in impact measurement and valuation, has calculated the external costs of producing these commodities. During this webinar, presented on Thursday 8th September 2016, the key results and findings of this study will be presented. These include interesting insights on what differentiates certified products from conventional products and how this type of research can contribute to making global commodity supply chains more sustainable.