Bittersweet: Sustainability issues in the sugar cane supply chain

SOMO | December 2015

This report provides an overview of different sustainability issues in the production of sugar cane globally. Based on new field research the report expands on working conditions and land conflict in Malawi’s sugar industry where Illovo Sugar (Malawi) Limited, a subsidiary of UK-headquartered Associated British Foods (ABF) is the country’s only producer. To better understand the dynamics in the sector and the possibilities for addressing these issues it also discusses international trade and governance, identifies important corporate actors and analyses supply chain policies of leading Dutch retailers.

Download whole publication:

– See more at:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s