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Fruit & Vegetable Processing Industry

  • David M. W. N. Hitchens
  • Mary Trainor
  • Jens Clausen
  • Samarthia Thankappan
  • Bruna de Marchi

Abstract

The fruit and vegetable processing industry (NACE code 15.3) includes the preparation, preservation, canning, freezing and drying of fresh fruit and vegetables and the manufacture of fruit and vegetable juices. Wine production (NACE code 15.93) was also included; clearly this activity was only applicable in Germany and Italy. The postal questionnaire (PQ) was sent to 712 firms in Germany and 698 firms in the UK/ROI that had been identified as belonging to these sectors. Standard sources of information such as trade and telephone directories, business information publications and Internet databases were used to identify the population. The number of valid replies received was 108 for Germany and 87 for the UK/ROI. The Italian sample (100 replies) was based on a random sample of food processing firms in the Emilia-Romagna region and the short questionnaire was administered by telephone.

Keywords

Environmental Performance Firm Size Postal Questionnaire Environmental Management System Environmental Initiative 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • David M. W. N. Hitchens
    • 1
  • Mary Trainor
    • 1
  • Jens Clausen
    • 2
  • Samarthia Thankappan
    • 1
  • Bruna de Marchi
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Management and EconomicsQueen’s UniversityBelfastUK
  2. 2.Institut für ÖkologischeWirtschaftsforschung (IOW), gGmbHHannoverGermany
  3. 3.Institute of International Sociology of Gorizia (I.S.I.G.)GoriziaItaly

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