Helping food retailers succeed, with strategic sustainability.
The Sustainable Food Retail Certification program helps food retailers achieve operational excellence and meet sustainability goals by benchmarking performance, reducing costs, and increasing margins.
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Certification offers benefits from the boardroom to the grocery store floor.
Demonstrate sustainability leadership and earn differentiation in the market
Gain visibility at each store and address opportunities to reduce cost and increase margins
Consistent performance tracking across stores, allowing transparency and risk mitigation
Systematize sustainability management across your portfolio
Benchmark ESG performance along a clear path for improvement
How It Works
From enrollment to final Certification, the certification process is convenient, accessible, and practical.
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Complete Program Enrollement
- Kick off meeting
- Self-Assessment of Facilitated Educational Audit
- Data is quantified by Ratio Institute
- Recommendations Report is delivered
- Communicate Leadership & Gain recognition
- Set advanced benchmarks
- Annual renewal
- Leverage exclusive resources to accelerate your sustainability journey
Charting Your Sustainability Journey
The Certification’s tiered approach allows retailers to start where they are in their sustainability journey and see a clear path toward improved performance.
Complies with requirements to prevent pollution, provides a safe working environment, ensures safe food products, and invests in basic efficiency measures.
Has a public sustainability commitment, prioritizes community engagement and employee satisfaction, and makes bigger investments in efficiency improvement and impact reduction measures.
Has clear sustainability goals and has public commitments to drastically reducing or eliminating the biggest environmental and social impacts of its operations.
Has integrated sustainability as an operational principle, and has invested in promoting the circular economy, net zero carbon, diversity, equity & inclusion, and sustainable and ethical supply chains in its operations.
What Does Certification Cover?
The Sustainable Food Retail Certification Program offers a comprehensive vision of food retail sustainability covering 17 core practice areas.
Learn more about program requirements in the Sustainable Food Retail Standard and Certification Guide.