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SFTA hosts panel at ExpoWest - Organic Code of Conduct
Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM (PST)
We invite you to learn more and provide your thoughts and comments to the SFTA organic code of conduct.
In a desire to provide efficiency and harmonization for the organic food industry, members of the Sustainable Food Trade Association have developed an industry code of conduct that any business, within the industry, could adopt and use giving guidance to their supply chain.
The Sustainable Food Trade Association has put the Code of Conduct out for a 3- month stakeholder review process starting January 15, 2013. During this time the entire organic food industry is encouraged to share the Code with their supply chains and provide feedback.
The code of conduct is based on the ILO’s conventions and mirrors the core elements of many codes of conduct for other industries. SFTA members as well as external stakeholders developed the code with the lens of the organic food trade.
This session presents the context for why a Code of Conduct is needed and the process that SFTA members and staff have taken to develop the Code of Conduct. We will also include a deeper dive into the details on the Code itself, what implementation could look like and how social responsibility can be better integrated into our industry.
The Presentation and panelists include:
Nate Morr - Board President, Sustainable Food Trade Association
Hansel New - Sustainability Manager, So Delicious Dairy Free
Elizabeth Romanoff - VP, Human Resources & Sustainability, Straus Family Creamery
Jason Boyce - Sustainability Manager, Nature's Path
Nicole Bassett - Facilitator - Director of Education & Communications, Sustainable Food Trade Association
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Sustainable Food Trade Association
Sustainable Food Trade Association is a non-profit trade association dedicated to helping the organic food trade transition to more sustainable practices and raise the bar across the food industry.
Our members include organic producers, processors, manufacturers, distributors and retailers across North America. We help members improve performance, communicate results and drive wider change through networking, education, consult and shared metrics. Our "Declaration of Sustainability in the Food Trade" provides a common framework for benchmarking performance and progress.