Sustainable Supply Chains – Importance and Context

The food and beverage industry plays a crucial role in regional and global economies. The increasing demand for food, primarily driven by population and wealth growth, results in:

  • Higher prices and market volatility
  • Places a greater burden on limited natural resources such as:
    • clean water, land, and energy

This poses a significant threat to sustainable development3 and necessitates the adoption of new food supply chain (FSC) models that strive for a sustainable balance across economic, environmental, and social aspects4.