Voices from the field

Passionate and proud: meet hazelnut farmers Orhan and Özer

It’s inspirational to meet farmers committed to sustainable farming and hear their story. Turkish farmers Orhan Güler and Özer Akbaşlı are members of our hazelnut sustainability program. They are keen to explain what motivates them and share their experiences of farming life.

Everything you need to know about hazelnuts

Hazelnuts are in many of our favorite treats, but do you know how they’re produced? How about where? With our recent expansion into the hazelnut sector, we tell you everything you need to know about hazelnuts and the sustainability needs around their production.

Leonie Haakshorst
Your questions answered

Why is UTZ working towards a sustainable hazelnut sector?

Most hazelnuts are sourced by European confectionary companies. Many of these companies have already committed to sourcing 100% UTZ certified cocoa and indicated their interest to sourcing sustainable hazelnuts too. And so the UTZ hazelnut program was born. Find out about the challenges and the way forward.

Chocolates before Easter and toys before Christmas

Swiss retail giant Migros chose to work with UTZ in 2008 because of its approach. First coffee, then chocolates, followed by tea and since 2015, hazelnuts. More than a hot topic or trend, UTZ was the answer for Migros’ sustainability needs and is well received by employees and customers alike.

The employee reaction to our sustainability commitments? It’s been strong at 90% positive!
 
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