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Sustainability Standard

A Collaboration between Sustainable Food Group, Azzule, and PrimusLabs


A Powerhouse of Purpose

This new standard, developed by the IPM Institute of North America in collaboration with Azzule SystemsTM and PrimuslabsTM addresses soil health, pest management, agrochemicals, waste and recycling, water, energy, processing, employee relations and conservation, and can be implemented as a self-assessment or a third-party-audited certification, including in conjunction with food safety audits.

Soil Health
Waste & Recycling
Pest Management
Water & Energy
Employee Relations
Facilitates Improvement

Helps identify areas for improvement, encouraging the auditee to constantly increase sustainable practice use

Bolsters Recognition

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 Cycle

3-year certification cycle reduces costs to maintain your position in the market

Download the Application, General Regulations, Checklists, and Guidelines here:

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.

Contact the Team

Our team is standing by to answer any questions you may have as well as support you through the certification process.

Currently, the IPM Sustainability Standard has completed its pilot phase and is releasing its latest version this 2021 in partnership with Sysco, and more. You can register now by visiting the Sustainable Food Group website and filling out an application.