We believe sustainable agriculture means workers are paid a living wage. That’s why we require that farms make progress towards paying a living wage to their workers. But it’s not an easy fix. We must work with companies, farmers, governments and NGOs to take the necessary steps towards achieving this. This is what you can do.
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More than just a delicious beverage – insights from Roberto Lopez, sustainability manager in Honduras
We talked with Roberto Lopez, sustainability manager at the COAGRICSAL cooperative in Honduras, about the challenges and rewards of his job supporting coffee and cocoa farmers across the region. He explains their motivations for certification, the role of companies in the supply chain, what’s in store for the future and more.
Life on many coffee farms is tough. The work is physical and demanding, but wages can be very low. Certification helps making a difference to coffee workers through better living and working conditions.
Meet Patricia Quijandría Díaz, UTZ country rep for Peru and Ecuador. We caught up with Patricia to chat coffee, cocoa and gender equality.
Highlighting the true benefits of the UTZ program starts with understanding one of our basic principles — better crop. We go over how better farming methods actually help farmers grow better crops and share impact materials that back up our claims.
[Infographic] People, planet, profit – an easy way to communicate the benefits of sustainable sourcing
People, planet, profit – the 3Ps are a great way to explain the benefits of sustainable sourcing. Now we’re making things even clearer with a new infographic you can use in your communications.
The Better Life component of UTZ is all about improving the lives of workers and farmers around the world. We talk to Beth Hearn, communication specialist at UTZ, to learn more about the human side of certification and what UTZ is doing to make a difference.