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    Trade for Sustainable Development (T4SD) is a partnership-based programme which helps businesses, regardless of their position in the value chain, chart their path to more sustainable trade by better understanding the sustainability initiatives landscape and to connect with business partners.


    T4SD's new platform, Sustainability Map, integrates the already well-established tools such as Standards Map and SustainabilityXchange to the new interconnected modules, the "Network" and "Trends".


    The Programme is supported by the Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affair (SECO) and German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

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    Sustainability Standards


    The Sustainability Standards enables users to analyse standards-related data and self-assess their sustainability-related performance. The site currently covers more than 220 standards initiatives applicable to more than 80 sectors and 180 countries.

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    Sustainability Community


    Also available at www.sustainabilityxchange.org,the Sustainability Community is focused on driving sustainable agricultural value chains and trade. It was designed to empower trainers, businesses, standards organizations, NGOs and governments.

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    Sustainability Network


    This virtual marketplace allows users to share their business and sustainability profiles with buyers, traders, standards organizations, certification bodies, financiers and others.

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    Sustainability Trends


    Sustainability Trends provides greater access to information on sustainable markets. Regularly updated, this component of Sustainability Map offers a comprehensive overview of production-related market information on some of the major sustainability related standards.

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         ProgrammeSustainable Business and Institutional Support Guidelines (PDF)

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