Sustainability issues and sustainable products are becoming more than a marketing fad. Consumers are actively seeking out responsibly sourced products and avoiding products marketed by manufacturers that are known for irresponsible behavior. For many consumers, the presence of a Fairtrade or similar seal is becoming a purchasing point.
This report looks into the market for ethical ingredients and products labeled with sustainability-related seals and describes trends and synergies with other claims. It highlights the sustainability initiatives of the top 20 food and drinks ingredients manufacturers. Ingredients are profiled with regards to sustainable sourcing. The report offers guidance for manufacturers wishing to embark on sustainability initiatives and profiles the main non-governmental organizations involved in them.