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The Sustainability Standard, owned and managed by the Sustainable Food Group, is a detailed certification program designed to enhance sustainable agricultural practices. It prioritizes advanced Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and covers critical areas such as environmental protection, soil health, nutrient and irrigation management, air quality, waste and recycling, water and energy conservation, worker welfare, and emergency management.


The Sustainability Standard offers clear, measurable guidance for agricultural producers and purchasers alike, it is a tool for improving measurement, communication, adoption and verification of sustainability best practices across the supply chain, enabling organizations to track performance and identify areas of improvement. 

The Sustainability Standard is accepted by Walmart, Sysco, Kroger, Whole Foods Market and Giant Eagle.

For more information, visit the IPM Institute's Sustainability Standard page.

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