Our Mission

Sustainable Food Group exists to help food and agriculture companies and supply chains create high-impact, sustainable outcomes for their business, people and the environment. We do this through innovative research, tools to measure progress and by developing field-to-retailer programs that are tailored to balance the needs of all stakeholders.

Recent years have seen a sharp rise in demands to produce and process food in a way that minimizes risks to human health and the environment. At the same time, consumers are increasingly demanding visibility into these practices. From grower to retailer, the Sustainable Food Group is here to provide strategies to respond to these demands.

  • We approach sustainability holistically.

    Leveraging over 15 years of experience helping companies and supply chains mitigate pesticide risk, we work with clients to improve pest management, soil health, air and water quality, working conditions and reduce risks to human health and the environment;

  • We bring sustainability to the field-level.

    Our programs engage growers from the outset to ensure feasibility.

  • We serve everyone in the agricultural supply chain.

    Our clients are businesses and professionals with a desire to bring about real improvements in agricultural sustainability. We serve growers, fresh-packers, processors, brokers, distributors and retailers.

  • We focus on measurable results and help you craft your success story.

    Our tools simplify measuring performance, tracking progress and communicating results to stakeholders.

For more information about our approach, services, clients and projects, visit Our Work.

Our Story

The IPM Institute of North America has over 20 years of experience working to improve agricultural sustainability through integrated pest management (IPM) and other best practices to reduce pesticide use and risks.

Anticipating a growing demand for sustainability programs that go beyond a focus on IPM, IPM Institute’s focus expanded to encompass a broad range of agricultural sustainability issues. Our work grew to include partnerships and projects with food and agricultural companies along the supply chain, from growers to packers and processors to retailers.

In 2014, IPM Institute launched the Sustainable Food Group to focus specifically on developing holistic programs to advance sustainability in food and agriculture.

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