The UTZ standard is the blueprint by which we can ensure our vision of sustainable agriculture becomes a reality. It includes two sets of guidelines, our Code of Conduct and our Chain of Custody, which together set the highest standards for a more sustainable production of coffee, cocoa, tea and hazelnuts.
UTZ certification shows consumers that products have been sourced, from farm to shop shelf, in a sustainable manner. To become certified, all UTZ suppliers have to follow our Code of Conduct, which offers expert guidance on better farming methods, working conditions and care for nature. This in turn leads to better production, a better environment and a better life for everyone.
News: In January 2018, UTZ merged with Rainforest Alliance. We are joining forces because we know that together we can have a greater impact and be a better partner to the many stakeholders we work with. Learn more about the merger!
Being part of an internationally recognized certification scheme brings big benefits. From improved working conditions to strong, long-lasting relationships with new suppliers, becoming UTZ certified means your business will be stronger, and your future more secure.
Research shows that almost three-quarters of consumers expect companies to take care of the planet and society as a whole. Joining UTZ is an excellent way to provide independent assurance of your sustainable sourcing strategy, while securing you supply, strengthening your reputation and knowing where your products come from.
UTZ is the benchmark for the sustainable production of coffee, tea (including rooibos and herbal teas) and cocoa. Our years of experience in these sectors means consumers can be sure that UTZ certified products have been sourced in a way that is fair to producers, suppliers and the environment.