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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UTZ Statistics Report 2016: Cocoa

Cocoa program performs strongly

Latest UTZ Statistics Report reveals strong growth in sustainable cocoa sector throughout 2016. Join our Q&A webinar on 31 May to find out more!

UTZ Statistics Report 2016: Coffee

Coffee program grows in reach and market uptake

Latest UTZ Statistics Report reveals one-third increase in volumes sold by UTZ certified coffee farmers in 2016. Join our Q&A webinar on 7 June to find out more!

UTZ Statistics Report 2016: Tea

Tea program develops steadily

Latest UTZ Statistics Report reveals steady development of the tea program throughout 2016. Join our Q&A webinar on 6 June to find out more!


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Latest UTZ news

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Changes in UTZ’s Supervisory Board composition

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 […]

Request for proposals for external evaluation

[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 […]

UTZ named best sustainability label for cocoa, coffee and tea

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 […]

UTZ announces new Global Markets Director

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 […]

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