3. Determining the Scope and Setting Priorities for Your Company’s Raw materials from Agriculture

You need to decide the scope of your sustainable sourcing programme. This includes the questions which raw materials are included and which aspects of sustainability (or ‘sustainability issues’) are included. Even if a company has a long term goal to eventually source all its agricultural raw materials sustainably, there is often a need to set priorities: Which raw materials should you start with, and which issues should be given more or less weight. It should be noted that some ecological or social issues may be more relevant for one input than for another. 

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