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.


During this giving season, join SFTA for to learn more about how companies can integrate philanthropy into its business practices and structures. SFTA’s December webinar will feature a law expert who can explain leading philanthropic business models (i.e., ESOPs, Benefit Corporations, and more), a deep dive into Organically Grown Company’s new Perpetual Purpose Trust, and then Glory Bee’s Save the Bee campaign and related non-profit structure. Learn more here.

Regenerative Earth Summit: Food + Fiber + Climate, December 5-6, Boulder, CO.  Learn about the connection between food and fiber and how agricultural production can build healthy soils and mitigate climate change.  A Fashion Show will be held on December 4th in Denver. Click here for details and pricing.

Sustainable Food Summit: San Francisco, January 16-17, 2019  The program and registration are now open for this annual Sustainable Food Summit organized by ecovia Intelligence.  The summit will address sustainable ingredients, plant-based foods, and green marketing.  Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available.  Special registration rates are offered to small firms, NGOs, and academics.  Contact Alexia Roy at

Provender Alliance and SFTA partner on membership. Members of Provender Alliance who are not currently members of SFTA can join SFTA at a discount and SFTA members who are not currently members of Provender Alliance can join Provender Alliance. The reciprocal discount is: 15% on the first year and 5% in the subsequent three years! In addition, all Provender Alliance members may attend SFTA webinars for free.


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