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.
Tag: ISEAL Alliance
We are pleased to announce that the ISEAL IPM coalition has signed a MoU with CABI to implement better, less chemical-dependent, ways for farmers to manage agricultural pests and diseases that account for around 40% of lost crops worldwide.
The ISEAL Integrated Pest Management (IPM) coalition is pleased to announce the launch of the Pesticide Database. The data base contains a list of prohibited or restricted pesticides with information on their hazards and restriction status according to each standard system part of the IPM coalition. Through this data base, the IPM coalition aims to […]
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.
Credible sustainability standards are key to achieving the 2030 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), helping scale-up companies’ efforts towards market transformation, a report from 2017 has found.
A living wage for workers on coffee farms in the Minas Gerais region of Brazil would be R$1629 (477 US dollars) per month, according to new research. The current prevailing wage is R$1307 (383 US dollars) per month. These are the findings of the latest living wage benchmark study to be published by the Global […]
We are very pleased to announce that the credibility of UTZ’s program for sustainable farming has been recognized once again by the ISEAL alliance, the global membership association for sustainability standards. On May 25, ISEAL’s Membership Committee found that UTZ demonstrates overall compliance with ISEAL’s Code of Good Practice for Setting Social and Environmental Standards (Standard-Setting […]
Nowadays we are bombarded with different sustainability claims. How can you choose a trustworthy sustainability program, and how does this translate into effective communication with your consumers? We spoke to Lara Koritzke from the ISEAL Alliance about label confusion and credibility.
How do you know you can trust UTZ? With so many standards to choose from, knowing what to look out for is important. From constant monitoring to strict standards, discover the UTZ credentials and all of the work that goes into upholding the UTZ Code of Conduct.