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California Certified Organic Farmers
CCOF promotes and supports organic food and agriculture through a premier organic certification program, trade support, producer and consumer education and political advocacy. From apples to zucchini, from almonds to wine, CCOF is involved in every facet of organics, with over 1,300 different organic crops and products, including livestock, processed products and services.
CCOF provides certification services to all stages of the organic food chain from farms to processors, restaurants and retailers. CCOF certifies to the USDA National Organic Program standards and CCOF international standards.
Independent Natural Food Retailers Association
We are a cooperative owned and governed by natural and organic food retailers of all sizes working together to leverage our voice in the industry. We unite our members for the purpose of providing operational support, leveraging purchase power, and engaging in other marketing activities on behalf of our retail members.
Global ID Group
Through its offices in the US, UK, Brazil and Germany, Global ID Group provides a range of products and services dedicated to the production of safe, ethical, and sustainable food. Through its Genetic ID companies, Global ID offers pathogen and food authenticity testing and is a global leader in the testing and analysis of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). In addition, Global ID provides Non-GMO certification, food safety certification (BRC and SQF), and the certification of socially responsible and sustainable agriculture through its Cert ID companies. Global ID is also the technical administrator of the Non-GMO Project.
National Cooperative Grocers Association
National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) is a business services cooperative for retail food co-ops located throughout the United States. We represent 128 food co-ops operating more than 165 stores in 35 states with combined annual sales of over $1.4 billion and over 1.3 million consumer-owners. NCGA helps unify natural food co-ops in order to optimize operational and marketing resources, strengthen purchasing power, and ultimately offer more value to natural food co-op owners and shoppers everywhere
One PacificCoast Bank
One PacificCoast Bank, FSB, is an FDIC-insured Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that serves businesses, nonprofit organizations, and individuals. One PacificCoast Bank operates from a triple-bottom-line measuring its financial, social, and environmental impact to meet the needs of its communities. The bank is headquartered in Oakland, California with branches in Seattle, Washington, Ilwaco, Washington, and Portland, Oregon.
The One PacificCoast Foundation supports the goals of One PacificCoast Bank by creating initiatives and engaging in programs that increase access to financial services, help alleviate economic distress, strengthen community development, and improve financial literacy. The One PacificCoast Foundation holds the economic rights of the Bank, which means when dividends are declared the funds support the Foundation’s programs.
Organic Trade Association
The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is the membership-based business association for the organic industry in North America. OTA’s mission is to promote and protect organic trade to benefit the environment, farmers, the public, and the economy. OTA envisions organic products becoming a significant part of everyday life, enhancing people’s lives and the environment.
OTA represents businesses across the organic supply chain and addresses all things organic, including food, fiber/textiles, personal care products, and new sectors as they develop. Over sixty percent of OTA trade members are small businesses.
Oregon Tilth is a nonprofit organization supporting and promoting biologically sound and socially equitable agriculture through education, research, advocacy, and certification. Oregon Tilth advocates sustainable approaches to agricultural production systems and processing, handling and marketing.
Oregon Tilth’s purpose is to educate gardeners, farmers, legislators, and the general public about the need to develop and use sustainable growing practices that promote soil health, conserve natural resources, and prevent environmental degradation while producing a clean and healthful food supply for humanity.
Provender Alliance, which began in 1977, is a non-profit membership organization providing networking, outreach, and education to natural foods and related companies doing business in the Northwest. The word “provender” means provisions or foodstuffs. Part of the reason the industry is so strong in the Northwest is due to efforts of Provender Alliance members and the annual Provender conference. Members currently represent nearly 200 retailers, distributors, manufacturers, brokers, consultants, and individuals from Northern California, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, British Columbia, and Alaska, plus areas outside of the Northwest.
Pure Strategies is a leading U. S. sustainability consulting firm that helps organizations improve environmental and social performance through green product design, sustainable materials, strong community relationships and transparent measures of progress.
Quality Assurance International
Founded in 1989, QAI is the leading provider of organic certification services verifying organic integrity throughout the supply chain (qai-inc.com). Additional certification services include gluten-free, kosher, non-GMO, natural personal care, social responsibility and food safety through its parent company NSF International. QAI remains dedicated to the environment, while providing educational outreach to the organic community, customers and consumers. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., the company has grown to include operations in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Japan and the European Union.
The team at Sustainable Dynamics are experts in implementing and supporting ERP solutions based on Microsoft’s Dynamics AX ®. We work in the world of business processes, measurement and reporting and we provide our clients tools so they can record, measure and report against their business goals.
Our focus at Sustainable Dynamics is on customers that include sustainability as one of their core business goals and seek a business software solution that combines the measurement and reporting frameworks for both their financial and environmental performance.
We actively seek clients with a strong social conscience, that are committed to environmental sustainability, and provide healthier and cleaner choices for the consumer.
Wolf, DiMatteo & Associates
We are the Organic Specialists. Since 1995, we have had the privilege of advising over 100 companies on how to grow their slice of the organic sector. Whether you are looking for a single piece of advice on certification, compliance, or farming practices, or ongoing support with strategic direction in the U.S. and overseas, we bring unrivaled expertise toward helping your products and projects reach their full potential—and flourish.
We approach our work based on the principles and philosophy of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements and standards imbued in the National Organic Program—and we guide clients from organic compliance to organic and sustainable culture. We are fiercely committed to continual improvement and give you tools to advance your organic, environmental, and social practices.