Why the FSA
Drive continuous improvement of on-farm sustainability.
The Farm Sustainability Assessment (FSA) enables food and drink businesses to assess, improve, and validate on-farm sustainability in their supply chains. Built around a simple set of questions to farmers, the FSA standardises farm assessment.
How the FSA Works
Customise FSA to suit your specific needs, without losing any integrity.
Relevant for all cultivated agricultural crops in all locations, regardless of farm size the FSA can be easily customised to fit individual needs and local conditions while aligning with global market expectations.
Members of the food and drink industry, farmers and sustainability scheme and toolkit owners who adopt the FSA benefit from an industry-wide approach to driving farm sustainability.
worldwide belong to FSA verified farm groups
with FSA-verified producers
grown using FSA verified sustainable farming
benchmarked against the FSA
“Our purpose as a company is to serve the world with better food and using the Farm Sustainability Assessment (FSA) is a great way to ensure we continue to perform at a high level and promote sustainable food production across all our supply chains.”Stefan Descheemaeker CEO, Nomad Foods
“The FSA has become an essential part of our strategy, not only to position ourselves as a reliable supplier for our customers, but also to improve our agricultural practices. Farming is at the centre of major challenges such as climate change; the FSA is a key tool to overcome these and transition to new agricultural models.”Xavier Huchet Group CSR Manager, Tereos
“The FSA is critical to achieving our sustainability goals, as it gives us a common framework to accelerate progress through collaboration with customers and other key stakeholders.”Larry Fernandes Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial and Sustainability Officer, Ingredion
“Preserving the land and water is vital to farming, and Ontario’s grain farmers are committed to adopting the best practices for environmental, social and economic sustainability of food production. The FSA plays an important role in highlighting the efforts of our farmer-members to operate in a manner that meets their commitment to the environment and society.”Paul Hoekstra Vice President, Strategic Development, Grain Farmers of Ontario
“The FSA has served as a north star, allowing us to effectively communicate and progress our sustainability commitments.”Rozanne Davis Head of Sustainability and Nutrition, Innocent Drinks
Using the FSA
Tap into our free resources to get started.
Visit our Resource Centre to download free online resources for farmers, farm group managers and buyers of agricultural ingredients that offer a step-by-step guide to implementing the FSA.
Go to the Learning Centre to find out how to implement the FSA on-the-ground.Learning Centre
FSA Web App
Unlock full FSA benefits with SAI Platform membership.
Almost all FSA tools and guidance materials are freely available to farmers, companies in agriculture-based supply chains and other stakeholders.
When you become a SAI Platform member you can use the FSA web-app to collect, analyse and share farm level sustainability information.
You are also able to influence the on-going development of the FSA by participating in governance along with preferential access to the FSA Help Desk, resources, and industry-leading events.Join SAI PLatform