The new organization will create a single agriculture sustainability standard, it will simplify the certification process and continue to improve livelihoods for farmers and forest communities.
Sustainable farming, the norm
UTZ is a program and label for sustainable farming of coffee, cocoa, tea and hazelnuts. Our mission is to create a world where sustainable farming is the norm.
Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing the world today. For the farmers and producers we work with, a lack of understanding on how to adapt could mean the loss of their business and their income. Meanwhile, bad agricultural practices such as slash and burn make a massive contribution to climate change.
Here you can find impact studies commissioned by UTZ, as well as a selection of other studies that look at the UTZ program. Download full reports, read UTZ’ responses to the studies or get a quick overview of the reports’ highlights on our 2 pagers. Systematic review on agricultural certification schemes Various commodities and countries […]
Gina Largo, Head of Marketing and Sales Food at Delica: “You can make a difference in the hazelnut sector.”
Delica, Swiss supplier of coffee, hazelnuts and other food products to leading Swiss supermarket chain Migros, was one of the first companies to partner with UTZ’s hazelnut sustainability program. Gina Largo, Head of Marketing and Sales Food, explains why.
Meet Patricia Quijandría Díaz, UTZ country rep for Peru and Ecuador. We caught up with Patricia to chat coffee, cocoa and gender equality.
In a world of complex supply chains and more important priorities, many companies overlook supply chain responsibility. But at what cost? A recent report from The Economist Intelligence investigates further and cites certification as a valuable tool for companies.
Making the hazelnut sector more sustainable is a step-by-step journey. We talked with Leonie Haakshorst, UTZ hazelnut Program Manager, about how UTZ tackles the social issues in the sector.
We are pleased to announce that UTZ is now the first organization to join the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI) as a Non-Profit Contributing Partner. ICI promotes child protection in cocoa-growing communities and works to ensure a better future for children and their families. “We are proud to be the first Non-Profit Contributing Partner of ICI. […]
Training is the key to improvement The latest UTZ training for auditors in Asia will take place in India this week. It will focus on best practices for social audits and issues such as working and living conditions, among other topics. At UTZ we work with third-party certification bodies as part of our assurance system. […]
A new report from The Economist Intelligence Unit has found that four in five business executives claim their companies have a responsible supply chain, but less than a quarter of global businesses are working to address issues like climate change and child labor. The report sets out the direct link with brand reputation, as well […]
The ISEAL Integrated Pest Management (IPM) coalition is pleased to announce the launch of the Pesticide Database. The data base contains a list of prohibited or restricted pesticides with information on their hazards and restriction status according to each standard system part of the IPM coalition. Through this data base, the IPM coalition aims to […]