Sustainable Food Group provides organizations with a variety of services to advance sustainability on the farm and throughout the supply chain.
Program Development: Custom Projects and Services
We develop and implement projects and initiatives that are customized to your specific needs and circumstances, while integrating existing industry efforts where it makes sense. See Projects and Initiatives for examples of our collaborations with organizations, supply chains, third-party certifications and multi-stakeholder initiatives.
Third-Party Certification: Sustainability Standard
Developed by the Sustainable Food Group in collaboration with Azzule Systems and Primus Auditing Ops, the Sustainability Standard is a new third-party certification for specialty crop producers and processors to document and communicate performance across a range of sustainability issues including soil health, pest management, waste and recycling, water and energy conservation and environmental protection.
Risk Measurement: Pesticide Risk Tool
The Pesticide Risk Tool estimates the risk of negative impacts from pesticide applications on the environment, humans and pollinators. Ready access to this information helps reduce adverse impacts and improve environmental stewardship. Sustainable Food Group helps partners adapt the Pesticide Risk Tool to meet their needs including providing training and technical support to suppliers, growers and other project partners. The Pesticide Risk Tool is a project of the IPM Institute.
Knowledge Sharing: Pesticide and Sustainability Insights
Pesticide and Sustainability Insights is a new Sustainable Food Group service to help companies get and stay informed and engage their suppliers to improve sustainability and reduce risks. We provide unbiased, science-based and timely information on key issues in agriculture to keep you informed on developments in pesticide and sustainability and how they impact your supply chain including pesticides, their health and environmental risks and the legal battles over their use, pollinators and mitigating risks to pollinators, consumer health and dietary risks and more. It is more than a summary of the news and science by incorporating expert insight and analysis of the key topics impacting your supply chain.
Content will be relevant for all agricultural supply chains from field crops to specialty crops. The service will be delivered to your inbox as a monthly newsletter and as periodic web-based learning events. Subscribers will also have access to additional in-person learning events.