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 […]
Life on many coffee farms is tough. The work is physical and demanding, but wages can be very low. Certification helps making a difference to coffee workers through better living and working conditions.
“15 years ago, it was an inspiration for us to go through difficult times and see the light at the end of the tunnel. UTZ made us stronger, and connected to the world. Now it’s a critical mass that’s taking over, and it’s inspirational.” Reflections of the first UTZ coffee farmer in Colombia as we celebrate 15 years of UTZ.
The UTZ certification relies on a system of checks and audits to ensure the requirements of the standard are being followed. While many know about the third-party audits that take place, there is also another part through we ensure the quality of the UTZ standard — the IMS. Find out what the IMS is and how it works.
Gina Largo, Head of Marketing and Sales Food at Delica: “You can make a difference in the hazelnut sector.”
Delica, Swiss supplier of coffee, hazelnuts and other food products to leading Swiss supermarket chain Migros, was one of the first companies to partner with UTZ’s hazelnut sustainability program. Gina Largo, Head of Marketing and Sales Food, explains why.
In May 2011, the first UTZ Standard Committee meeting took place. Now, six years later, we have to say goodbye to some of the ‘pioneers’ that have been with us for the three term maximum established by the committee. “At UTZ, we have been extraordinarily happy to be supported by such magnificent experts that have […]
UTZ is inviting proposals for an evaluation of the management, use and transparency of the UTZ premium throughout the supply chain. The deadline for applications is November 17, 2017. The evaluation will be carried out between December 2017 and May 2018. Documents necessary to apply: Request for proposals UTZ premium evaluation Expression of Interest form […]
Better together: collaboration is the way to make sustainable farming the norm by Han de Groot Today you can visit any supermarket and find numerous products carrying a sustainability label. It is easy to forget that certification is a relatively new phenomenon. The first sustainability labels started to appear 30 years ago on products such […]
We are pleased to announce that UTZ is now the first organization to join the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI) as a Non-Profit Contributing Partner. ICI promotes child protection in cocoa-growing communities and works to ensure a better future for children and their families. “We are proud to be the first Non-Profit Contributing Partner of ICI. […]