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, report, improve performance, and share best practices.
Sustainable Food Trade Association membership provides companies with support and resources to integrate sustainability from farm to retail. This support includes educational tools, annual consultations, analytic modules, networking and leadership recognition to define, measure, and improve sustainability performance.
SFTA offers two kinds of services – consulting and in-office sustainability trainings – tailored to your needs. Available to non-members and members. Discounted fees for members.
SFTA Metrics Snapshot is a dynamic set of SFTA core metrics and actionable benchmarks. The 33 quantitative metrics provide easy reporting, benchmark comparisons, as well as a customized analysis of your company’s progress. A partnership of SFTA and B Lab.
Hungry for Knowledge?
The most recent session of SFTA’s Knowledge Network — A Clean Plate: Fresh Voices for Food Waste Reduction Practices, was held on November 14, 2019, where SFTA members shared best practices and key resources around reducing agricultural waste, advancing production planning with local farms, maintaining inventory systems, and developing alternative product streams as elements of food waste reduction. Interested? Check out these member’s only resources here, including the webinar recording and best practice guide to food waste reduction.
New Case Study – GoMacro Renewables: Read about their goals and accomplishments here.
Organic Grower Summit, December 3-4, 2019 in Monterey California: The Organic Grower Summit is the only event dedicated to bringing together organic growers and their supply chain and service provider partners. Join SFTA’s Associate Director Lisa Spicka as she leads a discussion around how new technology and supply chain efficiencies can boost sustainability for growers – and the planet. Learn more about the full event here!
ASBC Sustainable Business & Advocacy Summit, Dec 10-11 in Washington D.C: Join responsible business leaders, policy experts and influencers at the Summit to diagnose the challenges facing our capitalistic economy and identify needed reforms. On Day 2, we’ll take these workable ideas to legislators’ offices on Capitol Hill. SFTA Members use code “Discount Code” for 15% off registration.