Henriette Walz
Your questions answered

How is the UTZ program 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. Climate change expert Henriette Walz explains how the UTZ program is tackling climate change at the farm level and beyond.

Voices from the Field

In their shoes: three perspectives on working in hazelnuts

What is it like to be a member of the UTZ hazelnut program in Turkey? Does it change a way of thinking and what does it bring to farmers and workers? We take a walk in the shoes of exporter Şenocak and the farmers Hamza Furtun and Sabahattin Ilgun to find out.

Henk van Rikxoort
Your questions answered

How does your organization use data for innovation?

New technology and big data are changing industries around the world, and they’re also changing the future of certification. We talked with Henk van Rikxoort about the first mile innovation program and the growing transparency on sustainability performance.

Paul Schep

What is the UTZ internal management system?

The UTZ certification relies on a system of checks and audits to ensure the requirements of the standard are being followed. While many know about the third-party audits that take place, there is also another part through we ensure the quality of the UTZ standard — the IMS. Find out what the IMS is and how it works.

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