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.


SFTA Annual Member Meeting, February 1, 2017, 3:00-4:30 PM, Portland Hilton Downtown, Portland, OR. Join the SFTA board members and staff to get news about SFTA projects, share and learn with your peers in the Forum Room on the third floor. Then, network at a reception at 5:30PM co-hosted by OMRI, OTA, ACA, Organicology and SFTA.

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.

Sustainable Foods Summit: The seventh North American edition of this executive summit will take place in San Francisco on 18-20th January 2017 and focuses on sustainable food systems, food ingredients, traceability & authenticity and waste impacts. The summit comprises four sessions and two workshops. Organized by Organic Monitor, the summit will bring together key stake-holders in the food industry and debate these major issues in a high-level forum. Click for further information.

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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