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Sustainable Food Trade Association Webinar Series

Selecting Products and Communicating Their Impact

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET
Registration will open soon.

As food companies, one of the most important sustainability statements to make is product and ingredient selection. But other than your own company’s marketing, how does the consumer know what your products stand for, and what role do third party food data providers play in helping the consumer understand?

This webinar will review key tools you can use to screen and track the products you offer, and how you communicate the values that represents to the consumer. Join us to listen to two of our members, Traditional Medicinals, and Outpost Food Co-op, compare and contrast the types of selection policies, ingredient lists, selection matrices, or other checkpoints that Retailers and Manufacturers can use when sourcing products or ingredients. Then, Localize will provide insight on how food data companies like Localize or How Good are able to gather data that ultimately create a window of transparency into companies’ products, and help companies communicate the value of their products to the consumer.


  • Benjamin Couch, Sustainability Manager, Traditional Medicinals
  • Meghan Dear, CEO & Founder, Localize!
  • Anne Vedder, Purchasing Director, Outpost Natural Foods Co-op

Cost: Free for SFTA Members; $25 for Non-Members
Registration will open soon.

Mitigating Social and Environmental Risks in Your Supply Chain

Coming in July 2017

Many companies see their supply chain as a key lever to increase the quality, sustainability, and reliability of their product. Professionals focused on advancing the social and environmental sustainability of their product, in particular, have a variety of risk mitigation tools and models at their disposal to help avoid any concerns in these areas from the get-go.

In this webinar, NSF will review its five-step responsible sourcing methodology, and how it can be used to reduce social and environmental risks of a new product or ingredient, or assess the social and environmental impacts of existing products and/or their formulations. SFTA member Nature’s Path will discuss their implementation of the SFTA Code of Conduct, including rollout, stakeholder responses, and results it has produced. Concluding the webinar will be a time for Q&A, with an initial focus on how these tools and approaches can be integrated into processes followed by procurement in any organization.


  • Nova Sayers, Business Development for a Sustainable Food Supply Chain, NSF
  • Jason Boyce, Continuous Improvement Manager, Nature’s Path

Cost: Free for SFTA Members; $25 for Non-Members

Past Webinar presentations are free for SFTA members and can be downloaded in the Member Center.