Sustainable Food Trade Association Workshop - Sustainability 101
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
Sustainable Food Trade Association Workshops
Sustainability 101 Intensive
Workshop overview: Building the capacity for sustainability within the organic food trade through understanding, implementation, and reporting
Who should attend: This hands-on workshop is designed for professionals who are newly developing a formal sustainability program as well as those who want deepen their skills in sustainability and report writing.
What attendees will come away with: This workshop is aimed at providing attendees the ability to apply The Natural Step Framework, presenting the business case for sustainability, sustainability report writing skills as well as the opportunity to network with peers in the industry who are committed to sustainability.
The Sustainability 101 training is designed specifically to be a blend of education and hands on experiential learning.
The day starts out with an understanding of what sustainability is using The Natural Step framework as a guide for defining and articulating sustainability. Additionally we will look at the business case and how to build buy-in and capacity for sustainability within a company.
There is an increasing need for tools for companies to measure their level of integration and improvement to see the benefits of their sustainability program efforts. SFTA has a public set of metrics that were co-developed by members, and are utilized by members to write annual sustainability reports. We will review the steps leading up to writing an annual sustainability report, how to write your first report, and the next steps to analyze and prioritize future projects and strategy.
The workshop will include case studies from SFTA members on how they have addressed either data collection or how they used that data to drive improvements for sustainability into their operations. These case studies tie into exercises developed specifically around strengthening skills for the reporting process.
The workshop is lead by SFTA staff and industry experts in the organic food trade.
Annie’s offices are about 1 mile away from the North Berkeley BART stop; it is walkable.
There is also a parking lot – carpooling strongly encouraged.
Hotels – Here are a few options close to the offices:
Annie's has extended their special corporate rate with
DoubleTree by Hilton Berkeley Marina
200 Marina Boulevard, Berkeley, CA 94710
Use Annie’s Corporate ID Code - 2716190 for a rate of $124
Agenda - Overview
(a more detailed agenda will be sent ahead of the workshop)
8am – 8:30am Registration
8:30am – 12pm Sustainability overview, The Natural Step and the Business case for sustainability
12pm – 1pm Lunch
1pm – 5pm Deep dive into reporting, metrics overview, hands on exercises enhancing reporting skills.
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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.