In 2019, the Cocoa Assurance Plan was implemented. While this contributed to a lower number of UTZ farmers, and estimated certified volumes and area, we have also seen promising improvements in the assurance of our program and a steady demand of UTZ certified cocoa. Check our infographic and report for the latest market insightsContinue reading
2019 was a good year for the UTZ tea program. The positive trends for both demand and supply outperformed overall growth in the tea industry. The number of UTZ certificate holders went down due to members switching to the Rainforest Alliance certification program. Check our infographic and report for the latest market insights.
In 2019, the UTZ coffee program remained stable with increased demand and a slight decrease in estimated certified production. The expectation is that demand will continue to increase, driving the supply chain to scale up certified supply. Check our infographic for the latest market insights and download the report.
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.
Trust is down. Expectations are up. According to a recent global study by BBMG and GlobeScan, for the first time since 2009, more consumers say they have punished companies for their behavior rather than rewarded them.
In a world of complex supply chains and more important priorities, many companies overlook supply chain responsibility. But at what cost? A report from The Economist Intelligence published in July 2017 investigates further and cites certification as a valuable tool for companies.
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.
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?