According to the Sustainable Food Trade Association's (SFTA) second annual Member Sustainability Progress Report, the organic food industry is taking giant strides to reduce its footprint in 11 areas from farm to retail. The 64 SFTA member companies make a conscious decision to reduce the impact of their operations on the Earth in key areas. They commit to a "Declaration of Sustainability" that includes expanding organic offerings; reducing energy, waste, water use, and their impact on climate change; improving animal husbandry, distribution/sourcing, and packaging practices; and addressing governance and employee relations. Information in the report contains aggregated data from 22 reports submitted by SFTA members in 2013. The report highlights use of renewable energy, packaging reduction, and community involvement by member companies.
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