Today is a sad day for UTZ. Our former colleague Isabel Aguilar has passed away on April 12th, 2017. All the staff at UTZ would like to share the deepest condolences with Isabel’s family. We are thinking of them in this difficult moment.
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, 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 […]
Pesticides can be harmful for farmers, consumers and the environment. That’s why on UTZ farms pesticides are only used as a last resort. Indira Moreno Echeveri, UTZ’s pest management expert explains how integrated pest management works in practice with examples from around the world.
It’s a good question. What actually makes sustainable cocoa the better choice? Henriette Walz, Climate Change & Environmental Expert at UTZ explains how you concretely support the environment by sourcing sustainable cocoa.
In March the German Federal Minister for Development visited an UTZ cocoa farm in Côte d’Ivoire as part of a trip supported by the German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa. “A great great example of how broad collaboration to create sector change can work in practice”, says UTZ’ Siriki Diakité, who also joined the trip.
Credible sustainability standards are key to achieving the 2030 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), helping scale-up companies’ efforts towards market transformation, a new report has found.
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 […]