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.


Going to Expo West? Plan to attend Climate Day on March 8th! Climate Day includes inspirational talks, an executive roundtable, workshops, music, networking, climate awards, a rockin’ reception with food and beer and a film screening of Kiss The Ground, a beautiful film on the potential of soils and farming to address the climate crisis. Register now for Climate Day at Expo West to make the connections and find the inspiration and ideas you need to chart a path for your company to make a meaningful impact on climate.

Climate Day is the launch of the Climate Collaborative, a project of SFTA and OSC2 to leverage the power of the natural products industry to reverse climate change.

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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