Third Party Certifiers for Sustainability in Food and Agriculture

These certifications are applicable to foods in the U.S. marketplace.  They cover sustainability issues such as environmental responsibility, social justice and and/or humane treatment of farm animals.  These are broadly trusted, credible labels with meaningful standards and independent verification processes.  They address different kinds of foods, production issues and geographies.  They are referenced under food procurement in many national sustainability programs.


USDA Certified Organic

Food Alliance Certified

Food Alliance Certified

Fair Trade Certified

Rainforest Alliance Certified


Certified Humane Raised & Handled

Animal Welfare Approved


Salmon Safe


Marine Stewardship Council

Protected Harvest