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 Sustainability Snapshot is a dynamic set of SFTA core metrics and actionable benchmarks. The 40 sustainability metrics provide easy reporting, benchmark comparisons, as well as a customized analysis of your company’s progress.
Exclusive SFTA Member Offering
Service Provider Project: FREE Greenhouse Gas Inventory!!
SFTA has partnered with CleanMetrics 2.0 assist one SFTA member in conducting a comprehensive Greenhouse Gas Inventory! This project provides the selected candidate guidance through the process from CleanMetrics 2.0, and access to CarbonScope – a greenhouse gas modeling tool developed by CleanMetrics 2.0. The result is a comprehensive GHG inventory that calculates Scopes 1, 2, and 3 emissions. In addition to the inventory (which normally are worth many thousands of dollars!), a case study will be produced that the selected company can use for sharing in the industry. See this Project Description & Candidate Call for more information and to increase the chances of your application being selected. Please email us if you have any questions.
SFTA Leadership Transition
SFTA’s Executive Director, Alyssa Harding, will be wrapping up her tenure with the organization at the end of this month. Alyssa’s new role will be supporting OSC2’s Packaging Collaborative as their new Director of Operations. We wish Alyssa well on this next journey, and look forward to continuing to collaborate with her and OSC2 on scaling sustainable packaging solutions in the natural products industry. Though we are sad to see her go, we are excited to announce that long-term staff member Lisa Spicka, SFTA’s Director of Strategic Partnerships, will fill an Interim Executive Director position for SFTA.
One of Lisa’s primary responsibilities will be helping SFTA’s Board of Directors continue to develop a long-term strategy for the organization. As many of you know first-hand, COVID-19 has impacted many companies and non-profits, creating a scarcity of funding for organizations like SFTA. For the past two months, SFTA leadership has been convening to contemplate the future of the organization and keep a clear path that supports SFTA members through this crisis. As strategy talks continue, SFTA is evaluating options for new partnerships and growth to build a robust future for the organization. In the meantime, you can continue to expect the support and services you have come to value in SFTA, like our COMPASS program.
We welcome your feedback, as always. If you have any questions or would like to contribute to these conversations, please reach out to Lisa Spicka at firstname.lastname@example.org.