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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]