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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“This is just the beginning.” Celebrating 15 years of UTZ

“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.

What is the UTZ internal management system?

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.

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‘Thank you!’ to the pioneers of the UTZ Standard Committee!

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 […]

Request for proposals for external evaluation – Premium

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 […]

Celebrating 15 years of UTZ – reflections and thoughts of UTZ’s Executive Director

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 […]

International Cocoa Initiative and UTZ strengthen collaboration

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. […]

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