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.


Register for April 25th Webinar: Make it Count: How a Focus on Materiality Drives Results. Materiality tools and approaches – from general to specific – will be introduced and the overall structure and key standards in GRI and CDP will be highlighted. Case studies and examples will illustrate how a strong focus on materiality can result in improved business practices. Speakers: Justin Overdevest, Associate, Good Company and Francesca Palamidessi, Senior Coordinator Corporate & Stakeholder Engagement, GRI. More information and registration here.

A new case study in our series is now available for the SFTA action area: Supply Chain. Clif Bar & Company prioritizes partnerships with companies that share its sustainability values including the use of green power in manufacturing. Read why they earned two EPA awards for their supply chain partnerships here.

NEW! Sustainability Snapshot Tool – This sustainability snapshot tool consolidates averages from the SFTA member reports across sectors (farmers, manufacturers, distributors and retailers) in the SFTA Metric Areas, and represent a challenge to achieve. There is a column for you to enter your performance data and see how you compare!

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


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