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METHODOLOGY
True Price’s mission is to make it possible for everyone to see and improve true prices. To do so, we develop open access methods in collaboration with experts and stakeholders. Interested in learning more? Download our methodology documents.

PUBLICATIONS

Our latest published reports and other publications are available below.

THE TRUE COST AND TRUE PRICE OF FOOD

A paper from the Scientific Group of the UN Food Systems Summit

An analysis to determine the current cost of externalities in the food system and the potential impact of a shift in diets to more healthy and sustainable production and consumption patterns.

DE ECHTE PRIJS VAN APPELS

Report by True Price, commissioned by Fruitmotor
A calculation of the real costs of Fruitmotor apples in 2019 in comparison with the real costs of the average Dutch apple.

A roadmap for true pricing

Vision paper
This vision paper proposes a roadmap to realize a sustainable economy with true pricing at its core.

THE TRUE PRICE OF JEANS

Report by Impact Institute, commissioned by ABN AMRO, using the True Price method

Calculating the true price gap for a pair of jeans, using cotton and denim production in India and jeans manufacturing in Bangladesh.

THE TRUE COST OF COCOA – PROGRESS REPORT 2018

Report by True Price, commissioned by Tony’s Chocolonley

The cost of cocoa production and the progress made in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana from 2013 & 2018.

MEER MOGELIJKHEDEN VOOR MENSEN (MORE POSSIBILITIES FOR PEOPLE)

Report by True Price, commissioned by Meerlanden

An analysis of the added value of social participation pathways for people distant from the labour market.

TOWARDS A LIVING WAGE

Report by True Price, commissioned by Hivos

Living wage gap benchmark analysis of roses grown in Kenya, Ethiopia and Zambia sold by large Dutch retailers.

OP WEG NAAR DE ECHTE PRIJS, ECHTE WAARDE

Report by True Price, commissioned by Wageningen University & Research

A roadmap to steer on the social effects of food.

COCOA FARMER INCOME

Report by True Price, commissioned by Fairtrade International

The household income of cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire and strategies for improvement.

KANSEN VOOR EEN LEEFBAAR LOON

Report by True Price, commissioned by Hivos

Wage gap benchmark analysis of roses from Kenya, Ethiopia and Zambia sold at major retailers in the Netherlands.

INTEGRATED PROFIT AND LOSS OF ABN AMRO

Report by True Price, commissioned by ABN AMRO

Measuring long-term value creation.

THE TRUE PRICE OF DIAMONDS

Report by True Price, commissioned by ABN AMRO

Providing a perspective for the diamond business to help them understand and improve their societal impact.

MAATSCHAPPELIJKE TOETSING VAN OVERNAMES IS NODIG

Publication in Dutch Magazine ESB – Authors: Dr. Adrian de Groot Ruiz, Dr. Reinier de Adelhart Toorop and Dr. Prof. Dirk Schoenmaker

Prevent Business Takeovers that Cost Society Billions through a Societal Cost Benefit Assessment

MAATSCHAPPELIJKE EFFECTEN VAN VOEDSEL – EEN VERKENNING VAN EEN NIEUWE METHODIEK

Report by True Price and Wageningen University, commissioned by The Ministry of Economic Affairs (Netherlands)

The social effects of food, an exploration of a new methodology. The methodology as developed in this report provides a proof-of-principle of mapping the social effects of food.

CREATING SHARED VALUE IN THE ROSE SUPPLY CHAIN

Report by True Price, commissioned by Hivos

The business case for a Living Wage Rose in Kenya, an exploration on closing the gap across the entire supply chain. Part of a broader societal move towards living wage supply chains.

ASSESSING COFFEE FARMER HOUSEHOLD INCOME

Report by True Price, commissioned by Fairtrade International

Report about the business case for transparency.

DE EXTERNE KOSTEN VAN BANANENPRODUCTIE EEN SECTORSTUDIE

Report by True Price and Trucost, reported by Fairtrade Max Havelaar

External costs of Banana Production: Measuring the True Price of Banana production to contribute to a sustainable system. (REPORT IN DUTCH)

VALUING THE HIDDEN COSTS IN PALM OIL PRODUCTION

Report by True Price, Trucost & RSPO, commissioned by TEEB

Creating a methodology to improve strategy for a sustainable Living Wage.

IT PAYS TO BE TRANSPARENT

Joint report by True Price, CSR Netherlands, IUCN Netherlands and Ministry of Economic Affairs

Report about the business case for transparency. Based on lessons learnt in the Green Deal Cooperation towards Transparency in Natural and Social Capital 2014-2016.

THE TRUE PRICE OF COTTON FROM INDIA

Joint report by IDH and True Price

IDH and True Price have calculated the societal costs of cotton from India.

THE TRUE PRICE OF TEA FROM KENYA

Joint report by IDH and True Price

IDH and True Price have calculated the societal costs of tea from Kenya.

THE TRUE PRICE OF COFFEE FROM VIETNAM

Joint report by IDH and True Price

IDH and True Price have calculated the societal costs of coffee from Vietnam.

THE TRUE PRICE OF COCOA FROM IVORY COAST

Joint report by IDH and True Price

IDH and True Price have calculated the societal costs of cocoa from Ivory Coast.

INTRODUCING THE IP&L ACCOUNT TO ABN AMRO

Executive summary of three pilot projects

True Price supported ABN AMRO in their first attempt to measure the impact of their mortgage services, their investments in the cocoa chain and the bank as a whole.

TOWARDS A PROTOCOL ON FAIR COMPENSATION IN CASES OF LEGITIMATE LAND TENURE CHANGES

Input document to a participatory process

A foundational report by True Price and the University of Groningen for developing guidelines on fair compensation.

INTEGRATED PROFIT AND LOSS

Brief paper

True Price publishes ‘Integrated Profit & Loss: Creating shared value with integrated thinking’.

MULTIDIMENSIONAL P&L

Brief paper

True Price publishes ‘Multidimensional P&L in brief’.

THE BUSINESS CASE FOR TRUE PRICING

Second edition

Why you will benefit from measuring, monetizing and improving your impact.

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