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.

Announcements

SFTA Knowledge Exchange – Regenerative Agriculture, March 29 at 10 AM PST. We’re excited to announce our first Knowledge Exchange session. In this first session, we will welcome Jeff Moyer, Executive Director of Rodale Institute, who will lend his insights and experience. Click here for more information.

Congratulations to SFTA Executive Director, Katherine DiMatteo! On March 10, 2017, Katherine was inducted into the New Hope Hall of Legends which honors individuals who have devoted significant portions of their lives to making the natural products industry what it is today.

It’s official! The natural products industry is mobilizing to reverse climate change. The Climate Collaborative, a project of OSC2 and SFTA, launched at Climate Day on March 8 at Natural Products Expo West to catalyze bold action for climate change. The Collaborative includes executives from Annie’s, Dr. Bronner’s, Organic Valley, National Co+op Grocers, New Hope, Stonyfield, Happy Family and White Wave Foods, among other brands and organizations. Read more here.

SFTA has published its Annual Report for 2016 which highlights the activities and accomplishments of the association during the past year, as well as an overview of our plans for 2017. Read more here.

The Annual SFTA Members’ Sustainability Progress Report contains aggregated data submitted by our members. Check out the data and vignettes from farmers, manufacturers, distributors and retailers about their business accomplishments in years 2014-2015!

 

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