SQFI Ethical Sourcing Program

SQFI’s Ethical Sourcing (ES) Standard is an environmental, health and safety management system for the food industry. The SQFI ES Standard provides a core set of requirements for documenting applicable management systems and procedures/practices to demonstrate a site’s commitment to ethical sourcing practices.


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To obtain official Registration documentation, food suppliers must comply with certain social and environmental requirements in the food industry, such as wage compliance, restrictions on child labor, occupational health and safety, pollution prevention, air emissions management and wage management.


For retailers, requiring the Ethical Sourcing Assessment ensures that your suppliers have taken action to address both the concerns of your consumers and the health of your brand. And for producers, obtaining Ethical Sourcing assessment provides positive assurance that your products have met SQF standards for social and environmental responsibility.

For access to the standard and more information, visit our dedicated Ethical Sourcing website.

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