Deriving from its network- and partnership structure, EQAsce sees itself as an international catalyst for future topics concerning sustainable development in the global agri and food industry. Sustainable development is understood as a broad development from an economic, ecologic and social aspect. The European cooperative EQAsce particularly supports four of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set by the UN in 2015: 3. Good health and well-being, 4. Quality education, 8. Decent work and economic growth, 17. partnerships for the goals. To EQAsce, the legal form of a cooperative turns out to be the perfect business model for coordinating initiatives for sustainability that have been initiated shortly after the founding of EQAsce.