Research shows that almost three-quarters of consumers expect companies to take care of the planet and society as a whole. Joining UTZ is an excellent way to provide independent assurance of your sustainable sourcing strategy, while securing you supply, strengthening your reputation and knowing where your products come from.
UTZ & Rainforest Alliance - Joining forces
The UTZ standard is the blueprint by which we can ensure our vision of sustainable agriculture becomes a reality. It includes two sets of guidelines, our Code of Conduct and our Chain of Custody, which together set the highest standards for the sustainable production of coffee, cocoa, tea and hazelnuts.
Better insight Gaining insight into the impact of the UTZ program is crucial for continuous improvement of our standards. That is why UTZ invests importantly in monitoring and evaluation. UTZ collects data directly from producers at the time of their registration, from auditors during the certification process and through its traceability system. UTZ commissions impact […]
We have launched the first round of public consultation for the new Rainforest Alliance certification standard. An esstial step to creating a stronger approach to certification. Your feedback is of key importance for us, so please join us by taking part in our consultation.
While we continue to work hard on a new and improved certification program, we are beginning the transition process for companies. The first step is mutual recognition of the current Chain of Custody certification, which will simplify processes until the new certification is launched. This is how it can benefit companies.
We believe sustainable agriculture means workers are paid a living wage. That’s why we require that farms make progress towards paying a living wage to their workers. But it’s not an easy fix. We must work with companies, farmers, governments and NGOs to take the necessary steps towards achieving this. This is what you can do.
How is UTZ certification affecting hazelnut farmers in Georgia? We traveled to this new production region and spoke with Maka Gergedava and Nana Gamisonia, two women farmers to find out. Read on to hear their stories and discover the sourcing advantages this country presents.
We are pleased to announce that our partners and stakeholders can now have a say and contribute to the co-creation of the new Rainforest Alliance certification standard. The Rainforest Alliance and UTZ merged earlier this year. We joined forces because we strongly believe that together we can be a better partner to the many stakeholders […]
Stakeholders in coffee producing countries will benefit from GCP and Rainforest Alliance’s new long-term agreement
The Global Coffee Platform and the Rainforest Alliance have signed today [Nov.8, 2018] a partnership agreement for the next five years to support ‘National Platforms’ in coffee producing countries, as well as to identify opportunities at country level and tackle local priorities. The announcement was made during the Global Coffee Sustainability Conference 2018 taking place […]
The Global Coffee Platform, Solidaridad and the Rainforest Alliance, gather to launch the Sustainable Coffee Platform in Honduras. The goal is to offer a collaborative space for the coffee sector to discuss the main challenges in the country. The platform gathers over 30 members from both the private and public sector.
Een recent rapport dat in Nederland is gepubliceerd zegt dat werknemers in de landbouw onvoldoende verdienen om in hun basisbehoeften te voorzien. De bevordering van betere werkomstandigheden is een essentieel onderdeel van het Rainforest Alliance-programma. Daarom eisen we dat landbouwbedrijven vooruitgang boeken in het betalen van een leefbaar loon aan werknemers. Wij geloven dat een […]