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.


Just Released! 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!

NEW Sustainable Packaging Working Group! Interested in working on sustainable packaging solutions? Join the new Sustainable Packaging Working Group to be led by Molly Janis, Sustainability Analyst at Annie’s. More information.

October 27 Webinar – Unpacking the Compostable Packaging Market. Join us for this virtual roundtable discussion where we will learn from a panel of experts about common types of compostable packaging, how to evaluate “sustainable fiber” packaging claims, how to know if a material is compostable, and how to evaluate if a compostable versus recyclable material may be the best for you. More information.

Organicology registration is now open! Plan on attending this bi-annual gathering of the organic community to learn, share and have fun. The Conference sells out, so register early. Sponsorship and trade show spaces are still available – a great way to promote your business and products, and get your name in front of hundreds of like-minded consumers, farmers, organizations and future partners. Click on the Organicology banner for information, applications and registration.


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