The Sustainable Food Trade Association (SFTA) and the organizations’ members have collaboratively developed a set of sustainability metrics designed for the organic food and agriculture industry.
SFTA’s metrics provide the needed structure for organic food companies to begin assessing their sustainability performance. A company can adopt the metrics and start focusing their efforts right away knowing that they are measuring and reporting the same key sustainability performance metrics as industry peers. Ultimately this means that greater collaboration can be achieved through peer to peer comparisons, sharing of best practices, and aggregation of data for the wider organic industry.
The SFTA metrics are an open source set of metrics designed for the organic food industry. The goal of the public release of the metrics is to bring optimization and harmonization of metrics in analyzing and reporting sustainability impacts in the industry.