Since the launch of the UTZ cocoa program in 2009, we have focused on scaling up the market for sustainable cocoa. Mass balance has played a major role in bringing the benefits of certification to more farmers. But as sustainability steps out of the niche, what’s the future of mass balance?
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When talking about sourcing UTZ certified cocoa, the term ‘mass balance’ comes up naturally. But what is mass balance, exactly? Maybe you have a rough idea but you’d struggle to explain it to someone else. Or maybe you’ve never even heard of it. Either way, here are five things you need to know and tools to help you explain.
I heard the UTZ mass balance system is changing. Will this have an effect on the cost of certified cocoa?
If you are responsible for sourcing, you may wonder what the upcoming changes to our mass balance system mean for the certified cocoa you buy. Sven Drillenburg explains that the new ratio at which cocoa credits can be exchanged will better reflect the realities of cocoa processing and that UTZ remains a cost efficient program.
In order to bring the benefits of certification to as many cocoa farmers a possible, UTZ uses a system called ‘mass balance’. What does ‘mass balance’ mean? In the cocoa industry, cocoa beans are generally supplied in bulk and mixed during shipping and manufacturing, which in most cases makes it impossible to keep certified cocoa […]
Cloetta’s worries about the long term quality and quantity of the world’s cocoa supply, along with concerns of impoverished cocoa farmers, led them to seek serious solutions in their new code of conduct. We hear how sourcing via mass balance with UTZ provides an all-round good solution.
We are eager to get started with our activities for 2016, but before we do so, we would like to take a moment to reflect on our achievements in 2015.
Celebrate with us the five year anniversary of UTZ certified cocoa! It’s been an amazing journey and we are proud and happy to be working with you and many other partners towards a world where sustainable cocoa is the norm. Several impact studies show that we help create a more positive outcome for farmers, their […]
There are several different ways that companies can source UTZ certified ingredients. We call these options as ‘traceability levels’, as they refer to how the ingredient can be traced through the supply chain. The three options available in the UTZ program are Identity Preserved, Segregation and Mass Balance. What is ‘Identity Preserved’? ‘Identity Preserved’ means […]