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 […]
Kimberly Easson, Coffee Quality Institute’s Partnership for Gender Equity: “Gender equity is good for people and good for business”
If women farmers had the same access to productive resources as men, they could increase their yields by 20-30%. That’s why UTZ and Coffee Quality Institute’s Partnership for Gender Equity are motivating change in the Nicaraguan coffee industry.
Why use a sustainability standard? A new report commissioned by ISEAL Alliance, the sustainability standards membership group, shows the clear business benefits of certification: from reduced risk, to improved reputation and market access.
Justin Leavenworth from UTZ: “This merger is designed to bring real innovation to making supply chains more sustainable.”
The UTZ/Rainforest Alliance merger is an exciting step towards a world where business, sustainability and profit can have equal value. Justin Leavenworth, Global Markets Director of UTZ, explains more.
To make sector change towards sustainability possible, it all comes down to the commitment of companies. These are some of the forward thinking companies making commitments to 100% sustainable sourcing, using certification to help them reach that goal. Is your company the next one?
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 […]
Last May experts* in tea production and pest control gathered in Coonor, India, during a two day workshop by UTZ on Integrated Pest Management (IPM). IPM promotes the use of alternative methods for pest and disease control while increasing productivity and reducing risks to human health and environment. This means that producers implement good agricultural […]
The UTZ Supervisory Board (SB) welcomes a new member in its midst: Dr. Anurag Priyadarshi. Dr. Anurag Priyadarshi is an Indian national who is the Global Sustainability Manager at Tata Global Beverages and he will be a supply chain representative in our Supervisory Board. He brings over 19 years of experience in sustainable agriculture and […]