Nov 29, 2010 /EIN Presswire/ — The market for sustainable products has expanded substantially over the past five years, according to a recently released report from the State of Sustainability Initiatives.

The report gives an evaluation of sustainability efforts in major agricultural industries such as forestry, coffee and tea, and it showed a drastic rise in the number of environmentally conscious standards attached to commodities.

Key findings in the review include increased production and sales of sustainable coffee, tea and cocoa and across-the-board initiatives in providing environmental groups with a more active role in setting production practices.

Growth in sustainability efforts has been attributed to global demands for transparency in global supply chains and an increased need for monitoring and enforcing green business practices.

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