We are proud of the people we work with around the globe, who help us create a better world through sustainable agriculture. We are proud of our history and optimist about the plans for the future. Curious about how it all began and wonder how the program works? Watch here the Story of UTZ:
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.
Farmers are often the first to be hit by effects of climate change such as rising temperatures, increased rainfall and droughts. Coffee producers in countries such as Vietnam have been especially affected, with disrupted flowering cycles and prolonged dry periods reducing both the quality and quantity of their crops. At the same time, the coffee […]
Here you can find impact studies commissioned by UTZ. Download full reports, read UTZ’ responses to the studies or get a quick overview of the reports’ highlights on our 2 pagers. Evaluation report on the UTZ tea program Sri Lanka Tea Sri Lanka 2016 This study evaluated the social, economic and environmental outcomes of the […]
This month the Global Living Wage Coalition (GLWC) published its 10th living wage benchmark, a significant step in ensuring farm workers are paid a decent wage. UTZ is committed to improving workers’ conditions and is one of the six standards working with the GLWC. But what exactly are these benchmarks and why are they needed?
You might have it every morning for breakfast or in the afternoon with biscuits, but what do you really know about it? We go over all you need to know about tea — what it is, where its grown, how its produced and the challenges facing the industry.
Peruvian coffee farmers are facing new challenges such as climate change. How can they make sure they’re ready for the future? Here they share their secret of good coffee: focus on quality. “Certification means more money to do the extra activities that improve quality and make the cooperative more sustainable for the future.”
One-fifth of the world’s population depends on rice cultivation. The Sustainable Rice Platform is tackling the social and environmental challenges associated with rice production. UTZ’ Geert Eenhoorn explains how UTZ is applying its experience in cocoa, coffee and tea to help transform the rice sector to become more sustainable.
We are happy to announce the appointment of two new Supervisory Board (SB) members. The UTZ SB oversees the Executive Team and for a number of important matters, the SB’s approval is required before the Executive Team can pass resolutions. The Supervisory Board has a multi-stakeholder composition and should at a minimum, have members drawn […]
[CLOSED] UTZ is inviting proposals for an external evaluation of its coffee program in Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala (2005-2015). Deadline for applications: December, 4. The evaluation will be carried out between January and June, 2017. Documents necessary to apply: Request for Proposals Quality Standard for External Evaluations Expression of Interest (narrative format) Expression of Interest […]
A new study has named the top 11 sustainability labels in the Netherlands, with UTZ receiving the highest score out of all the labels that cover cocoa, coffee and tea. 90 labels and food brands were ranked on their sustainability requirements, transparency and control processes. Other labels listed in the top 11 alongside UTZ included […]
We are pleased to announce that UTZ’s leadership team has been strengthened with the appointment of a new Global Markets Director, Justin Leavenworth. Justin will focus on leading UTZ’s relationships with companies around the world, helping them to put sustainability at the core of their business practices. His expertise lies in strategic business growth and […]