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.

Better farming, better future

The UTZ program enables farmers to learn better farming methods, improve working conditions and take better care of people and the environment.

Strict requirements

The compliance with UTZ’s strict requirements by farms and businesses is closely monitored by independent third parties.

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New network boosts training quality for UTZ farmers

Good training is essential to achieving the UTZ goals but it can be hard to monitor training quality in the field. We spoke with Felix Kodija to hear about a new approach tackling this challenge in Côte d’Ivoire.

Rainforest Alliance/UTZ merger: reactions from the market

Our intended merger with the Rainforest Alliance is a major milestone in UTZ’s history. We see it as a chance to be more innovative together, and in partnership with our stakeholders. But what do our stakeholders think? Here is a selection of responses from the market.

How UTZ empowers farmers to grow better crops

Highlighting the true benefits of the UTZ program starts with understanding one of our basic principles — better crop. We go over how better farming methods actually help farmers grow better crops and share impact materials that back up our claims.

Everything you need to know about Rooibos

Rooibos is a plant unique to South Africa and an herbal tea that’s been increasing in popularity all around the world. It’s also been an UTZ crop since 2010. Learn more about this distinctive ‘redbush’, from who produces it to the challenges facing the sector and what UTZ is doing about it.


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No more excuses – responsible supply chains in a globalised world

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 […]

Pesticide data base now available – Which pesticides I am not allowed to use and why?

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 […]

Challenges and opportunities for pest control in south India – a hands-on workshop

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 […]

Welcome to new Supervisory Board member

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 […] uses cookies
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