A 2017 study on market potential for certified coffee in Belgium reveals that 3rd party certification could become the norm if large roasters would commit to sustainable sourcing. It also shows that certification schemes should collaborate to help change the perception of certification from a cost to an investment for companies.

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The Better Business Hub is the knowledge platform to support your sustainability efforts and grow business.

Whether you work in sourcing, CSR or marketing, here you find out more about the benefits of sustainable sourcing.

Certification: cost or investment?

A 2017 study on market potential for certified coffee in Belgium reveals that 3rd party certification could become the norm if large roasters would commit to sustainable sourcing. It also shows that certification schemes should collaborate to help change the perception of certification from a cost to an investment for companies.

The UTZ-Rainforest Alliance merger; a sustainability homecoming

Ria Stout, Chief Regional Officer of the new Rainforest Alliance, wrote UTZ’s first certification standard. She has dedicated her life to both organizations, which are now joining forces to amplify and accelerate sustainability transformation around the world. She sheds her light on the exciting journey.

An auspicious beginning

January 2018 marks an auspicious beginning for the Rainforest Alliance and UTZ, which have just formally merged into a new organization. Han de Groot, the CEO of the new Rainforest Alliance and the former executive director of UTZ, reflects on the shared vision that brought the two organizations together.

Joining forces with Rainforest Alliance: what we know so far

In January 2018 we expect to complete the legal merger with the Rainforest Alliance and start working to build our new organization. Here we give an update on what’s been decided so far and what it means for you as a company. And we hope you’ll take part in our market consultation to help shape our value offering for companies.

Henriette Walz
Your questions answered

How is UTZ working to tackle climate change?

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.

 
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