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.

Announcements

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. Additionally, to demonstrate innovative approaches that SFTA members take to achieve their sustainability goals, check out our Case Study Series to be released once every 6 weeks. The first in this year’s series is for the Action Area: Waste Reduction. It is about Pacific Foods’ Materials Recovery Program.

Upcoming Webinar: The Insider’s Scoop on Achieving Zero Waste Certification – Considering Zero Waste certification or just curious about low-investment, high-impact waste reduction efforts you can integrate? Join us for SFTA’s next webinar from 10-11:30am Pacific on Thursday, September 21st! Zero waste certification may be closer for you than you think – we hope you join us to learn more for our amazing speakers! Click here for more info.

Join Katherine at SustyBiz17: Advancing a Sustainability Agenda in the Trump Era – Government often makes bad decisions about climate, infrastructure, health care, taxes, regulations and other priorities because a few unsustainable mega-influencers insist that’s “what business wants.” Responsible business leaders know better. At SustyBiz17, on October 22-24 in Washington, D.C., you’ll get the tools to tell your representatives what your business really wants from government to create an economy that works for all.

Introducing the SFTA Stakeholder Engagement Guide – One of the biggest challenges sustainability professionals have is magnifying their impacts by leveraging their stakeholder network to get them — and keep them — actively involved in sustainability efforts. Available to SFTA Members only, this guide contains key information that cuts to the heart of sustainability engagement, and provides tools and templates that can be used in the stakeholder engagement process. It can be found in our Member Resources page.

 

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