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Together with the Global Coffee Platform we want to make the coffee sector long term sustainable. We support the setup of various National Coffee Platforms. Rainforest Alliance’s Christine Hornikal explains how these platforms play an important role in our mission and talks about benefits in Indonesia, Uganda and Honduras.

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The Better Business Hub is your knowledge platform for market analysis and insights on sustainable business.

Find interviews with companies about sustainability and answers to FAQs about the benefits of sustainable sourcing.

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How can digital technology improve supply chain sustainability?

How can digitization be best used by companies that want to tackle critical issues in their supply chains? Daan de Vries, Chief Innovation & Technology talks about bringing technology and the power of data into sustainable supply chain management and the importance of joining forces to scale up digitization in the field.

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.

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.

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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