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.
Sustainable Food Trade Association membership provides companies with support and resources to integrate sustainability knowledge and practices in their operations. These efforts help members achieve their sustainability goals and differentiate their business.
SFTA offers two kinds of services tailored to your needs – consulting and in-office sustainability trainings. Look towards SFTA for additional help with your sustainability programs!
- Webinar: Incorporating Alternative Fuels into your Supply Chain. On September 1, SFTA will host a webinar on alternative fuels for distribution fleets and/or other ways to support the food and agriculture industry. Topics include electric fleets, biogas, and biofuels. Speakers will include representatives from Climate Trust, Drive Oregon, and SeQuential. Click here for details.
- New SFTA Working Group Eckhart Kiesel of Ciranda has stepped forward to organize a new SFTA Working Group on measures and strategies to work with one’s suppliers to incorporate sustainability practices into their operations, especially for supply partners in developing countries. Click here for details.
- Looking for outside help to meet your sustainability or business goals? Check out the Friends of SFTA Directory to find a variety of services from strategic planning, sustainability management tools, certification and verification, and operational support from companies and organizations aligned with the SFTA mission to transition organic food trade to sustainable business models.
- Visit with SFTA at Expo East. We’ll be at Table 41 at the Organic Harvest Festival. Stop by and bring a friend! Also, SFTA Board Member and OTA Communications Director Tessa Young will moderate a session, “Next Steps in Sustainability,” Friday, September 18, from 12:15-1:30 p.m.