Program manager Sector Partnerships

To make sustainable farming the norm, we need to strengthen partnerships within producing communities, throughout supply chains and across sectors. To find out how UTZ is working on this and how it relates to certification we sat down with Mariecke van der Glas, who is responsible for UTZ’s Sector Partnerships Program.

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Britta Wyss Bisang

Celebrating the women who grow our cocoa

Meet Léonie Ossa Sona, cocoa farmer in Côte d’Ivoire. Léonie feisty, independent and a born leader. The world needs more strong women like her. On this International Women’s Day Program Director Britta Wyss Bisang celebrates women like Léonie, talks about how far we have come with gender equality and how far we still need to go.

3 steps to find the perfect angle for your sustainability story

When you partner with UTZ, there’s a lot you can be doing to tell your sustainability story. In our three step guide, we explain how the UTZ wheel helps you pinpoint your company’s unique sustainability angle and how you can make use of our resources to add weight to your story and strengthen your messaging.

How UTZ drives better wages for farm workers

This month the Global Living Wage Coalition (GLWC) published its 10th living wage benchmark, a significant step in ensuring farm workers are paid a decent wage. UTZ is committed to improving workers’ conditions and is one of the six standards working with the GLWC. But what exactly are these benchmarks and why are they needed?

Everything you need to know about tea

You might have it every morning for breakfast or in the afternoon with biscuits, but what do you really know about it? We go over all you need to know about tea — what it is, where its grown, how its produced and the challenges facing the industry.

Voices from the field

Why quality is the key to future-proof coffee farming

Peruvian coffee farmers are facing new challenges such as climate change. How can they make sure they’re ready for the future? Here they share their secret of good coffee: focus on quality. “Certification means more money to do the extra activities that improve quality and make the cooperative more sustainable for the future.”

Geert Eenhoorn
Your questions answered

Is rice part of the UTZ program?

One-fifth of the world’s population depends on rice cultivation. The Sustainable Rice Platform is tackling the social and environmental challenges associated with rice production. UTZ’ Geert Eenhoorn explains how UTZ is applying its experience in cocoa, coffee and tea to help transform the rice sector to become more sustainable.

UTZ easily explained in 9 icons

Don’t know how to quickly explain what UTZ is 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.

 
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