Website offers sustainability self-assessment

Alberta’s four crop commissions have launched a new Farm Sustainability Readiness website tool for farmers considering obtaining sustainability certification.

“Companies like Walmart, General Mills, and McDonald’s are looking to source sustainable ingredients to meet the growing expectations from stakeholders to be more responsible for their suppliers’ social, ethical, and environmental practices,” Alberta Wheat said in its e-newsletter.

The website has a self-assessment checklist created along with information on what sustainability means for farmers and “learning and action-planning modules” for meeting certification standards.

The four commissions — wheat, barley, canola, and pulses — have been working on a sustainability program since 2015.

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