More and more consumers are interested in the conditions under which consumer goods are created. Not only the most undisturbed consumption possible, but also the knowledge that human rights and environmental standards are respected during production are important for many consumers. But what regulations currently exist along the supply chain? And what opportunities are there for a sustainable development of consumption, especially in online trade? The Advisory Council for Consumer Affairs addresses these questions in its recently published policy paper entitled "Online trade in the area of conflict between consumer protection and sustainability."
Prof. Dr. Christa Liedtke, member of the Advisory Council for Consumer Affairs and Director of the Sustainable Production and Consumption Division at the Wuppertal Institute, is co-author of the policy brief "Online Trade in the Field of Tension between Consumer Protection and Sustainability," which is available in the link below.