Annual Reporting Commitment

In 2008, Ashland Food Co-op became a member of the Sustainability Food Trade Association (SFTA). This organization provides businesses in the organic food trade with guidelines and recommendations for how to embody sustainability in their own operations. The Co-op has adopted its own Sustainability Vision based on the principles of The Natural Step and the 11-point action plan from SFTA’s Declaration of Sustainability in the Organic Food Trade. Our reports are organized using our Four Sustainability Goals.

Each year, we strive for continuous progressive improvement and to practice transparency in annually auditing our performance and selecting reporting metrics that are relevant to our business. These reports are compilations of information we have collected and intend to submit to the SFTA to qualify for ongoing membership in the association.