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Farm Sustainability Assessment

SAI Platform

Bonnie Holman   |  
510.917.3138   |  

Promote your food company or farm’s sustainability progress through verification under the Farm Sustainability Assessment (FSA) program. The FSA tool was developed by SAI Platform, a food industry organization dedicated to advancing sustainable agriculture in the food chain. FSA is used to evaluate the level of on-farm sustainability, to spur continuous farm improvement, support sustainable supply chain goals, and to benchmark existing standards, codes, schemes and legislation.  


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Food companies are increasingly seeking third-party verified assurance of FSA compliance. This, combined with the sustainability expertise and perspective that independent verifiers can bring, are some of the reasons growers, consolidators, and brands are choosing third-party verification. As one of the pioneers in sustainable agriculture certification, SCS has the depth of experience and professional qualifications you’re looking for.  We have auditors on the ground worldwide to evaluate farming operation. Additionally, SCS is accredited to conduct certifications under a wide range of programs benchmarked by SAI Platform to the FSA tool.

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SAI Platform created FSA in 2014 to assess the level of on-farm sustainability and to benchmark existing standards. The tool is used in 32 countries and available in 19 languages for a variety of food and beverage agricultural ingredients.

Food Companies – Use the FSA tool to support your sustainable sourcing goals.  SCS will assist you in evaluating your existing operations, goal setting, and implementation of responsible supply chain measures – anywhere in the world.

Farms – Earn recognition under one of three performance tiers, based on your level of conformance with essential, basic, and advanced criteria:

  • Bronze: Solid base of good farming practices. 100% coverage of essentials and 75% of basic.
  • Silver: Sustainable farming practices recognized by leading companies. 100% coverage of essentials, 80% of basic, and 50% of advanced.
  • Gold: Exceptional farming practices. 100% coverage of essentials, 100% of basic, and 75% of advanced.

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