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Sist endret: 7. august 2019, 11:57
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2019
Resultat
Vitenskapelig artikkel
2019

Virtually the Reality: Negotiating the Distance between Standards and Local Realities When Certifying Sustainable Aquaculture

Bidragsytere:
  • Vilde Steiro Amundsen og
  • Tonje Cecilie Osmundsen

Tidsskrift

Sustainability
ISSN 2071-1050
e-ISSN 2071-1050
NVI-nivå 1

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2019
Volum: 11
Hefte: 9
Artikkelnummer: 2603
Open Access

Importkilder

Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-85066946063

Klassifisering

Vitenskapsdisipliner

Sosialantropologi • Statsvitenskap og organisasjonsteori

Emneord

Bærekraft • Sertifisering • Revisjon

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Tittel

Virtually the Reality: Negotiating the Distance between Standards and Local Realities When Certifying Sustainable Aquaculture

Sammendrag

To account for the many challenges of increasingly global industries, remote regulation measures such as sustainability standards have become continuously more important as a means to ensure global accountability and transparency. As standard certification is assessed through audits, the legitimacy of these standards rests on uncritically evoked norms of auditing, such as independence and objectivity. In this paper, we seek to investigate the claim of these norms as a prerequisite for the audit process of sustainability standards. Based on interviews and fieldwork in the salmon aquaculture industry, we explore how it is possible to concurrently uphold the standard and account for the different conditions of the many local realities. Our findings point to the interactional character of audits, often downplayed for legitimacy purposes, and how this is vital to achieve both ‘distance for neutrality’ and ‘proximity for knowledge production’. We argue for increased transparency concerning the human element of sustainability auditing, thus acknowledging the significance of reciprocal knowledge production when using standards as a route towards sustainability.

Bidragsytere

Vilde Steiro Amundsen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for sosiologi og statsvitenskap ved Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Studio Apertura ved NTNU Samfunnsforskning AS

Tonje Cecilie Osmundsen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Studio Apertura ved NTNU Samfunnsforskning AS
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