The Better Life component of the UTZ program is all about improving the lives of workers and farmers around the world. We talk to Beth Hearn, communication specialist, to learn more about the human side of certification and what the UTZ program is doing to make a difference.
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The impact carries through generations: how Maria is growing a better life for her family through better farming practices
For Maria Aparecida Silva, coffee farming has been a blessing. But a blessing not without hard work. Operating a small coffee farm in Brazil for over 65 years, she shares how better farming practices are helping her farm flourish for future generations.
Why should you choose certified products over conventional? Put simply: it feels better! Whether it’s that first sip of morning coffee, that cup of tea on a rainy day, or that comfort chocolate, today we show you how those feel good moments can feel even better when you see the certified path from seed to cup.
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.
Poverty is an undeniable issue in coffee, cocoa and tea producing countries — one the UTZ program aims to fight through better business and agricultural practices. But how does UTZ certification actually equate to better incomes for farmers?
For the UTZ program ‘better farming’ is not only about agricultural practices but also about protecting the wellbeing of farmers and people working on certified farms. Miguel Zamora explains why the UTZ requirements around better working conditions are so important.
Don’t know how to quickly explain the UTZ program to colleagues or consumers? It’s now easier than ever! The UTZ wheel breaks down the UTZ program in one bold graphic and nine bite-sized videos.
Better working conditions UTZ demands that the rights of all workers are respected. Our Code of Conduct sets out clear criteria based on International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions. Independent monitors see to it that these criteria are upheld. A safe and healthy work environment and effective safety measures Sufficient rest and pay in accordance with […]
Ever needed to summarize the impact of your sustainable sourcing strategy or why you’ve chosen to work with the UTZ program? Make it as simple as People, Planet, Profit.
Making the hazelnut sector more sustainable is a step-by-step journey. We talked with Leonie Haakshorst, Sector Lead Hazelnut & Coconut, about how UTZ tackles the social issues in the sector.