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https://doi.org/10.22598/mt/2016.28.2.213

Interpretations of the Concept of Sustainability Amongst the UK’s Leading Food and Drink Wholesalers

Peter Jones ; University of Gloucestershire
Daphne Comfort ; University of Gloucestershire
David Hillier ; University of South Wales

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (243 KB) str. 213-229 preuzimanja: 461* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Jones, P., Comfort, D. i Hillier, D. (2016). Interpretations of the Concept of Sustainability Amongst the UK’s Leading Food and Drink Wholesalers. Market-Tržište, 28 (2), 213-229. https://doi.org/10.22598/mt/2016.28.2.213
MLA 8th Edition
Jones, Peter, et al. "Interpretations of the Concept of Sustainability Amongst the UK’s Leading Food and Drink Wholesalers." Market-Tržište, vol. 28, br. 2, 2016, str. 213-229. https://doi.org/10.22598/mt/2016.28.2.213. Citirano 03.12.2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Jones, Peter, Daphne Comfort i David Hillier. "Interpretations of the Concept of Sustainability Amongst the UK’s Leading Food and Drink Wholesalers." Market-Tržište 28, br. 2 (2016): 213-229. https://doi.org/10.22598/mt/2016.28.2.213
Harvard
Jones, P., Comfort, D., i Hillier, D. (2016). 'Interpretations of the Concept of Sustainability Amongst the UK’s Leading Food and Drink Wholesalers', Market-Tržište, 28(2), str. 213-229. https://doi.org/10.22598/mt/2016.28.2.213
Vancouver
Jones P, Comfort D, Hillier D. Interpretations of the Concept of Sustainability Amongst the UK’s Leading Food and Drink Wholesalers. Market-Tržište [Internet]. 2016 [pristupljeno 03.12.2020.];28(2):213-229. https://doi.org/10.22598/mt/2016.28.2.213
IEEE
P. Jones, D. Comfort i D. Hillier, "Interpretations of the Concept of Sustainability Amongst the UK’s Leading Food and Drink Wholesalers", Market-Tržište, vol.28, br. 2, str. 213-229, 2016. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.22598/mt/2016.28.2.213

Sažetak
Purpose – The aim of this paper is to provide an exploratory review of the interpretations of the concept of sustainability amongst the UK’s leading food and drinks wholesalers, as revealed by the sustainability agendas and achievements reported on their corporate websites.
Design/Methodology/Approach – The paper begins with short introductions to sustainability, corporate sustainability and sustainability reporting, and food and drinks wholesaling within the UK. The empirical material for the paper is drawn from reports and information posted on the leading food and drinks wholesalers’ corporate websites.
Findings and implications – There are marked variations in the extent to which the UK’s leading food and drinks wholesalers reported and provided information on their sustainability agendas and achievements. These agendas and achievements embraced a wide range of environmental, social and economic issues, but the reporting process had a number of weaknesses that undermined its transparency and credibility. The authors also argue that the leading food and drinks wholesalers’ definitions of, and commitments to, sustainability are principally driven by business imperatives as by any fundamental concern to maintain the viability and integrity of natural and social capital.
Limitations – The paper is a preliminary review of the sustainability agendas and achievements publicly reported by the UK’s leading food and drinks wholesalers.
Originality – Within the food and drinks supply chain, wholesalers have a pivotal role at the interface between producers, manufacturers, retail and service providers, and as such they can play in promoting sustainability. However, the role of the UK’s wholesale sector in addressing sustainability has received scant attention in the academic literature, so this paper will interest academics and students in business management and marketing.

Ključne riječi
corporate sustainability; UK food and drinks wholesalers; economic growth

Hrčak ID: 170396

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/170396

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