• Mastering Sustainability Challenges

    Minimizing sustainability risks and leveraging optimization potential.

  • Assessing Sustainability

    Our sustainability toolbox for holistic sustainability assessments.

  • Communicating Sustainability

    Communicate sustainability performance credibly and transparently.

  • Integrating Sustainability on a Strategic Level

    Securing long-term success by integrating sustainability strategically within the company.

  • Sustainable Food Systems GmbH

    Scientific precision, field-tested solutions and credible results.

Our Focus: Sustainability In Your Agricultural Supply Chains

With many years of agricultural and sustainability expertise and a unique sustainability toolbox, we support you on your way to more sustainability in your agricultural supply chains.

Thanks to close cooperation with agricultural experts from the Research Institute for Organic Agriculture (FiBL), we offer companies, associations, label organisations and investment management firms in the agri-food sector first-class, practice-oriented and scientifically sound consultancy services on all aspects of sustainability in agri-based supply chains.

Minimizing sustainability risks in supply chains

With our scientifically based and pragmatic methods and tools, you receive transparent and comparable information and data on sustainability in your supply chains. We help you identify hotspots and minimize risks related to sustainability.

Improve sustainability performance

Based on a comprehensive status quo analysis, we help you to integrate sustainability strategically in your company and your supply chains. Together, we develop concrete measures and support you in their implementation.

Credible communication

Communicate your sustainability performance credibly and transparently. Our scientifically based methods and tools help you to avoid greenwashing.

Learn more about our services, the SMART-Tool and our projects!

Key facts about SFS:


Experts in the field of sustainability analysis & communication




SMART Assessors


Farms assessed with SMART


Countries in which we have carried out projects worldwide

What partners and clients are saying about SMART:

The SMART analysis and, above all, the possibility of comparing conventional and organic cocoa production systems have given us a deep insight into the sustainability of our cocoa producers in Ecuador and confirmed the importance of organic farming for small farmers in the tropics. On the basis of the results, we now know where they are already doing very well and where there is still room for improvement. This enables us to focus and effectively manage our sustainability commitment.

Petra HeidSustainability Responsible Chocolats Halba

SMART has proven to be an excellent tool for assessing the status quo. It has clearly shown us in which areas we can make the most efficient use of our sustainability commitment.


Martin AmmannMember of the Board, Tobi Seeobst AG

The SMART analysis has confirmed that the efforts of Wassergut Canitz GmbH with regard to groundwater protection in connection with stable ecological, economic and socially responsible land management are successful and long-term oriented.

Dr. Bernhard WagnerCEO Wassergut Canitz GmbH

Only when we know where we stand can we develop further in a strategic way. We deliberately chose SMART because the tool makes it possible to compare the sustainability performance of farms. SMART provides us with ideal support so that we can carry our performance as far as possible to the consumer.

Urs BrändliPresident, Bio Suisse

We Biosüdtirol farmers are real stubborn heads and have stubbornly set ourselves the goal of being more sustainable. We are more motivated by an ideal than by minimum standards. The SFS team has been very empathetic in assessing our sustainability and thanks to the SMART analysis we have a clear picture and can compare ourselves. Now we know where we stand, where we can improve and, above all, how we can improve. Because we agree with the SFS team: “Sustainability per se is not a condition, but an ongoing process”.

Bernhard LöschObmann Biosüdtirol

Sustainability is a core business value of Bio Partner. SMART offers an encompassing and sound base for our future sustainability engagement.

Andreas JiménezCEO and Member of the Board, Bio Partner Schweiz AG

Once you start digging into the results […] you will become eager to chase after ways of how to improve! […] For all companies, that are both committed to sustainability and willing to dedicate some money – this is a Swiss tool which I recommend unreservedly!

Dr.h.c. Volker RibnigerBusiness owner, Platanera Rio Sixaola S.A., Costa Rica

Achieving the vision of sustainable agriculture and food production requires clear standards for the entire supply chain. Otherwise the term sustainability degenerates into a mere marketing trend. SMART sets these standards and creates the necessary basis for a credible and comparable sustainability assessment.

Jan PlaggePresident, Bioland e.V.

SMART enables us to efficiently and holistically assess and compare the sustainability of farms on a global scale.

Dr. Stéphanie ZimmerDirector IBLA Luxembourg

The application of SMART showed us precisely how and in which areas we can improve our sustainability performances in the future. This allowed us to set the basis for the development of a professional sustainability management at Allos.

Wolfgang SteckingCEO, Allos GmbH

Farm managers – and in larger farms and companies also the employees – have a significant impact on ecological, social and economic effects. This means, sustainability origins from optimal business practices. SMART is an excellent tool to support this undertaking.

Prof. Dr. Urs NiggliDirector, FiBL Switzerland

SMART gives us the ability to externally communicate our sustainability performance and shows us topics where we can steadily and gradually develop a sustainable future. The analysis is very detailed and has exceeded our expectations.

Beat LedermannCEO, Pico Bio AG

SMART allowed us a detailed insight into our sustainability performance in a very efficient way and gave us valuable information on how to optimise our company.

Hanspeter OppligerCEO, Deliciel AG


Do you have any questions or want to get in contact with us? You are welcome to use the form below or to give us a call. We will be glad to hear from you.

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