Climate change is bad news for coffee, cocoa and tea production with the potential to reduce yields and quality and push up prices. UTZ climate change expert Henriette Walz explains how UTZ is tackling climate change at the farm level and beyond.Continue reading
Climate change is bad news for coffee, cocoa and tea production with the potential to reduce yields and quality and push up prices. UTZ climate change expert Henriette Walz explains how UTZ is tackling climate change at the farm level and beyond.
What is it like to be a member of the UTZ hazelnut program in Turkey? Does it change a way of thinking and what does it bring to farmers and workers? We take a walk in the shoes of exporter Şenocak and the farmers Hamza Furtun and Sabahattin Ilgun to find out.
New technology and big data are changing industries around the world, and they’re also changing the future of UTZ certification. We talked with Henk van Rikxoort about the UTZ first mile innovation program and the growing transparency on sustainability performance.
Comprehensive research from the International Trade Centre published in June 2017 reveals sustainable trade and production are now growing faster than conventional markets thanks to increased consumer demand. Another indicator that working with a sustainability program is good for your business.
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.
“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.
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.
Gina Largo, Head of Marketing and Sales Food at Delica: “You can make a difference in the hazelnut sector.”
Delica, Swiss supplier of coffee, hazelnuts and other food products to leading Swiss supermarket chain Migros, was one of the first companies to partner with UTZ’s hazelnut sustainability program. Gina Largo, Head of Marketing and Sales Food, explains why.
Meet Patricia Quijandría Díaz, UTZ country rep for Peru and Ecuador. We caught up with Patricia to chat coffee, cocoa and gender equality.
In a world of complex supply chains and more important priorities, many companies overlook supply chain responsibility. But at what cost? A report from The Economist Intelligence published in July 2017 investigates further and cites certification as a valuable tool for companies.