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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.

UTZ Statistics Report 2017: Tea

Growing market for UTZ tea

The 2017 UTZ Tea Statistics Report shows a healthy sector, with expanding reach and growing market interest. Check our infographic for the latest market insights and download the full report.

UTZ Statistics Report 2017: Cocoa

Market increases demand for sustainable cocoa

The 2017 UTZ Cocoa Statistics Report reflects a market increasingly geared towards sustainability. Check our infographic for the latest market insights and download the full report.

UTZ Statistics Report 2017: Coffee

Strong growth in sustainable coffee market

The 2017 UTZ Statistics Report on the UTZ coffee program reveals a buoyant sustainable coffee market driven by increasing commitments from European retailers. Check our infographic for the latest market insights and download the full report.

19 Jun to 19 Jun

TEAM UP 2018 Catalysing Change, which is brought to you by Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) and IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, is the world’s premier tea and sustainability conference.

21 Jun to 23 Jun

World of Coffee 21-23 June 2018 Amsterdam Hundreds of coffee professionals will come together in Amsterdam for a 3-day event to celebrate and discuss all things coffee. The exhibition is complemented with a lecture series that discusses a number of critical issues in the coffee industry as well as a sustainability forum with a full […]

Voices from the field

“We cannot leave farmers to walk alone”

Agung Widi, from Kalimajari, a civil society organization working with cocoa farmers and Kerta Semaya Samaniya cocoa cooperative in Jembrana, Indonesia, explains how certification helped them become one of the top 50 cocoa producers in the world.

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.

 
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