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 the 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: UTZ and Rainforest Alliance will be merging later this year. What does it mean for the standard and certification process? Read all about the merger and get your questions answered with our Q&A.
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.