A Collaboration between the IPM Institute’s Sustainable Food Group and Azzule
Sustainability Standard Approved Auditing Companies
A Powerhouse of Purpose
The Sustainability Standard, developed by industry leaders at the Sustainable Food Group a branch of the IPM Institute, Azzule, and PrimusLabs, is your key to unlocking the potential of sustainable agriculture. This standard addresses critical topic areas such as integrated pest management, soil health, waste reduction, energy conservation, and more.
Proactively evaluate sustainability practices and identify opportunities for improvement. The Sustainability Standard can be implemented as a self-assessment within the Azzule app, a 2nd party audit leveraging the Azzule Auditing Software, or group or individual certification with one of the approved auditing companies listed above.
Measure & Communicate Progress
Promote your existing sustainability practices using The Sustainability Standard to showcase your commitment to environmental protection, soil health, air quality, recycling, water conservation, worker welfare, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), and more!
Refine Your Sustainability Strategy
Leverage a comprehensive sustainable agriculture certification to shape your program and reach your goals. Link your sustainable practices to measurable data to build your company culture and expand into new markets.
Take Advantage of Untapped Opportunity
Respond to the changing landscape of agriculture and provide solutions for farming operations and facilities to grow and market their efforts in a broad range of sustainable agriculture topics!
Helps identify areas for improvement, encouraging the auditee to constantly increase sustainable practice use
Market recognition for your business and accomplishments in sustainability.
Created for You
Created for producers, handlers, and manufacturers of agricultural products wanting to demonstrate their sustainability efforts to buyers.
3-year certification cycle reduces costs to maintain your position in the market
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Modeled for Success
This new certification follows Azzule’s successes with PrimusGFS™, and utilizes Azzule’s expertise in audit analytics. The Sustainable Food Group has leveraged its experience and proficiency in building a program that balances the needs of buyers and producers. Modeled after the Sysco (R) Sustainable/IPM Program, implemented worldwide with 68 fruit and vegetable supply chains and more than two million acres, the Sustainable Food Group Sustainability StandardTM addresses requests from additional producers to similarly document and report performance to buyers and others.
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Elevate your sustainability practices! Align with best practices, measure progress, and communicate your commitment with the Sustainability Standard.
Start your journey toward sustainability excellence and differentiate your products in today’s competitive landscape.
Enhance your brand’s sustainability narrative with the Sustainability Standard! Gather meaningful sustainability data to showcase your alignment with conscious consumers and industry trends.
Collaborate with us to transform your business, engage consumers, and drive meaningful change.
Expand your certification offerings with the Sustainability Standard. Broaden your service portfolio and tap into the growing demands for reliable and verifiable sustainable audit data.
Grow your business opportunities while advancing sustainable practices in the fresh produce industry.