Sustainable Food Trade Association
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Who We Are

WhoWeAreThe Sustainable Food Trade Association is a not-for-profit trade association. We help North American organic food member companies implement innovative and sustainable business practices across their supply chains, from farm to retail, to reduce the impact of industry on workers and the environment.


Benefits of Membership

MemberBenefitsSustainable Food Trade Association Membership provides companies with support and resources to integrate sustainability knowledge and practices in their operations.  These efforts help members differentiate their business and communicate practices with impact and integrity.



SponsorsSFTA relies on our sponsors’ support to help us go above and beyond our budgeted goals. Your sponsorship provides increased support for vital projects while raising the visibility of your sustainability leadership.


  • Last Chance to Register for the SFTA Tour and Networking Event: “Putting Sustainability into Practice at Pacific Foods. Join SFTA Thursday, August 26, at Pacific Foods in Tualatin, OR, for a tour and networking event from 1pm to 4pm. We’ll hear about Pacific Food’s sustainability strategy, tour their facility, and network with sustainability professionals about challenges, opportunities, and innovations in environmentally and socially responsible business practices. Free for SFTA members, $25 for non-members. The signup deadline is August 22 and space is limited to 24 — so register now!
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  • October SFTA Webinar: “Challenges, Opportunities, and Innovations of Sustainable Packaging.” Join SFTA at 10 AM PDT on Friday, October 24th, to learn how “sustainable packaging” is defined, what common trade-offs exist, and how Life Cycle Analysis can help analyze packaging impact. Speakers include packaging experts from EarthShift, OSC2, and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition. Free for members, $15 for non-members. Click here for more info.
  • Check out SFTA’s infographic that puts the findings of our 2014 Member Sustainability Progress Report in a nutshell! In it, we focus particularly on progress made in the areas of energy, water, and waste reduction, in addition to use of organic agricultural products, employee health and well-being, and community involvement. Feel free to share it!