Field to Market Announces Gold Level Equivalence against SAI Platform’s FSA 3.0

8th June 2023

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SAI Platform and Field to Market are pleased to announce the Gold Level Equivalence for Field to Market’s Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture™ against SAI Platform’s FSA 3.0. This update strengthens Field to Market and SAI Platform’s Equivalency Agreement as previously announced in 2017.

The Farm Sustainability Assessment (FSA) enables food and drink businesses to assess, improve, and validate on-farm sustainability in their supply chains. It aims to drive relevant and demonstrable continuous improvement of on-farm social, environmental, and business performance through supply chain collaboration and the fostering of a common understanding of sustainable agriculture. As part of the Equivalency Module, Field to Market’s Fieldprint Platform™ is viewed as an accepted means of fulfilling the requirements of the FSA.

With this equivalency added to the Fieldprint Platform, users will be able to achieve FSA Bronze, Silver or Gold Level Equivalence after completing the Field to Market’s Fieldprint Platform and answering up to 22 questions. This benchmark enables a streamlined process to support Field to Market members in advancing sustainable agriculture in the U.S. These 22 questions further expand Platform questions and hone in on topics including farm management & community, health & safety, crop protection, nutrient management, and biodiversity.

“We are pleased to continue our collaboration with Field to Market and celebrate their efforts in promoting sustainability among U.S. farmers. The FSA remains committed to fostering a harmonised approach to sustainability across various crops and sourcing regions, and we recognise the significant value that Field to Market brings towards achieving this goal. We firmly believe that this collaboration harnesses the best of both our organisations, enhancing our ability to support our members and facilitate the recognition of their sustainability initiatives.”

Joe Iveson, FSA Manager

The updated Equivalency Module allows participating farmers utilising the Fieldprint Platform’s outcomes-based, metrics-driven sustainability approach to tap into a global verification framework and benchmark reference for many sustainable farming schemes.  

“It is exciting to bring an updated equivalence level to the Fieldprint Platform, enhancing the sustainability assessment tools available to members interested in reporting on their global supply chains. U.S. farmers who are able to demonstrate improvement in operations’ sustainability through our outcomes-based metrics gain additional value through the enhanced recognition in global markets offered through SAI Platform’s FSA programme”.

Scott Herndon, Field To Market President

This update provides greater efficiency in helping members measure and assess the sustainability performance of their supply chains through improved alignment between the foremost agricultural sustainability initiatives worldwide.

About Field to Market

Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture™ brings together a diverse group of grower organizations; agribusinesses; food, feed, beverage, restaurant and retail companies; conservation groups; universities and public sector partners to focus on defining, measuring and advancing the sustainability of food, feed, fiber and fuel production. Field to Market is comprised of over 180 members representing all facets of the U.S. agricultural supply chain, with members employing more than 5 million people and representing combined revenues totaling over $1.5 trillion. For more information, visit or contact Katrina Stacey, 202-230-3861,