Sustainable Food Trade Association
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Who We Are

WhoWeAre Our mission is to build the capacity of the organic food trade to transition to sustainable business models. SFTA serves as a hub for businesses to learn, improve performance, communicate results, share common metrics and best practices. Thus, defining and driving excellence in environmentally sound, socially just business practices using a systems-based approach.

Benefits of Membership

BenefitsSustainable Food Trade Association membership provides companies with support and resources to integrate sustainability knowledge and practices in their operations. Join a powerful, diverse peer-learning community. These efforts help members achieve their sustainability goals and differentiate their business.

Consulting & Training

Consulting-TrainingSFTA offers two kinds of services – consulting and in-office sustainability trainings – tailored to your needs. Look towards SFTA for additional help with your sustainability programs! Available to non-members and members. Discounted fees for members.

Measure What Matters

MeasureThe Quick Impact Assessment is a free tool for organic companies to measure their impact on the environment, local communities, and workers. Get instant results and compare against others. Get help to improve and be a better business. A partnership of SFTA and B Lab.


SFTA has published the 2017 Member Sustainability Progress Report, an annual report which highlights the dedication to sustainable business practices and the value that SFTA member companies place on achieving results. The internationally distributed magazine, Organic and Wellness News, has featured the SFTA Member Progress Report in the Winter 2017 issue. Check it out

Additionally, to demonstrate innovative approaches that SFTA members take to achieve their sustainability goals, we’ve launched a Case Study Series to be released quarterly. The focus for the first in the series is the Action Area: Waste Reduction. It is about Pacific Foods’ Materials Recovery Program.

Second case study in our series is now available for the SFTA action area: Climate Change. It features Outpost Natural Foods Co-op and their efforts on boosting access to and use of renewable power. Learn how they did it here.

Introducing the SFTA Stakeholder Engagement Guide – One of the biggest challenges sustainability professionals have is magnifying their impacts by leveraging their stakeholder network to get them — and keep them — actively involved in sustainability efforts. Available to SFTA Members only, this guide contains key information that cuts to the heart of sustainability engagement, and provides tools and templates that can be used in the stakeholder engagement process. It can be found in our Member Resources page.


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