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.Continue reading
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.
“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.
Daniel Katz, Rainforest Alliance: “Sustainable transformation must be driven by industry leadership and consumer demand”
Daniel Katz, founder and chairman of the board of the Rainforest Alliance, explains how the planned merger with UTZ will be a major step forward for sustainability. “We will have the capacity to integrate our comprehensive vision of sustainability into the supply chains of some of the world’s largest and best-known brands.”
Our intended merger with the Rainforest Alliance is a major milestone in UTZ’s history. We see it as a chance to be more innovative together, and in partnership with our stakeholders. But what do our stakeholders think? Here is a selection of responses from the market.
Rooibos is a plant unique to South Africa and an herbal tea that’s been increasing in popularity all around the world. It’s also been an UTZ crop since 2010. Learn more about this distinctive ‘redbush’, from who produces it to the challenges facing the sector and what UTZ is doing about it.
Why use a sustainability standard? A 2017 report commissioned by ISEAL Alliance, the sustainability standards membership group, shows the clear business benefits of certification: from reduced risk, to improved reputation and market access.
Justin Leavenworth from UTZ: “This merger is designed to bring real innovation to making supply chains more sustainable.”
The UTZ/Rainforest Alliance merger is an exciting step towards a world where business, sustainability and profit can have equal value. Justin Leavenworth, Global Markets Director of UTZ, explains more.
To make sector change towards sustainability possible, it all comes down to the commitment of companies. These are some of the forward thinking companies making commitments to 100% sustainable sourcing, using certification to help them reach that goal. Is your company the next one?
Early June UTZ and the Rainforest Alliance announced to merge later this year. One stronger organization to maximize impact around the world. What does this mean for your business? We can imagine you have plenty of questions you want to ask. Here are the answers to 5 burning questions.
UTZ and the Rainforest Alliance have announced their intention to merge. As a truly global organization, we will have a greater reach and stronger voice, creating even more impact for farmers, communities, and our planet. And a greater ability to provide you with better services and solutions to your challenges.