Socail Sustainability in Food Supply Chains


4th International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD), Atina, Greece, 11 - 15 April 2018, pp.46-58

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Atina
  • Country: Greece
  • Page Numbers: pp.46-58
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Sustainable supply chain research mostly focused on economic and environmental dimensions and neglected social aspects. However, to achieve true sustainability social issues such as human rights, employee rights, worker safety and health, organizations that increase employee motivation, ethic, fair business conduct and activities to society should also be incorporated. On the other hand, social sustainability is a common goal of both businesses and civil society. This study is a literature review on social sustainability of food supply chains. The study involves review of papers analysing sustainability on social dimension as compared to environmental and economic dimensions. We try to filter studies in such a way that puts forward conflicts, trade-offs, synergies and enhancements regarding social goal accomplishment besides economic and environmental goals. Moreover, we attempt to investigate whether there is regional difference between social sustainability applications. We also try to differentiate social sustainability in terms of internal/ external impact management.