A case study on the application of Product Social Impact Assessment to the agri-food sector: ready-to-eat beetroot
The main objective of this study is to apply the Product Social Impact Assessment (PSIA) handbook to a case study. The method used to quantify the social impacts is to identify the stakeholders and the social topic, indicators, and then to apply the impact analysis method. Social studies identify the retailing stage as the phase with the greatest social risk in the life cycle followed by the product transformation phase. However, the infeasibility of focusing this study on the multiple companies involved in the commercialization, led the processing stage company to be chosen as the central part of the study. The preliminary evaluation of the social topics of the stakeholders, presents an average of +0.88 points on the level scale (-2 to +2), which positions the company beyond the generally acceptable situation, in continuous improvement.