Path Towards Sustainability

FTSLA Lundberg Family Farms has been an early leader in organic farming, in energy conservation and renewable energy, in providing safe and fair working conditions, and many other practices that are environmentally and socially responsible.  However, we know there is much more we could do to move our company towards sustainability and inspire greater changes beyond just us.  In 2008 we hired our first Environmental Coordinator to develop environmental goals for us and help realize those goals.  In 2009, we signed onto the “Declaration of Sustainability in the Organic Food Trade”, created by the Sustainable Food Trade Association (SFTA, formerly known as FTSLA or the Food Trade Sustainability Leadership Association). This organization provides businesses in the organic food trade with guidelines and recommendations for how to embody sustainability in their own operations. The SFTA spent two years compiling input from organic growers, distributors, processors, retailers and certifiers to create an 11-point action plan. Lundberg Family Farms has signed a pledge committing to continual improvement and transparency around practices in 11 actionable areas including:

  • Organic
  • Distribution
  • Energy
  • Climate change
  • Water
  • Packaging
  • Labor
  • Animal Care
  • Consumer Education
  • Governance

Each year, Lundberg Family Farms will strive for continuous, progressive, improvement and to practice transparency in annually auditing performance by selecting reporting metrics that are relevant.

To learn more about the SFTA, please visit their website at: http://www.sustainablefoodtrade.org/