In January 2018, UTZ has merged with the Rainforest Alliance and started to build the new organization.
The governing bodies of both organizations have changed.
As of January 2018 the merged organizations have one interim leadership team and one board of directors.
The task of the UTZ Standards Committee task is to adopt, on the basis of information and data provided by the stakeholders, new Codes of Conduct as well as revise existing codes.
The task of the UTZ Product Advisory Committees (PACs) is to support and advise both the UTZ Supervisory Board and UTZ staff on the development, implementation and revision of product specific programs. Members of the PACs possess knowledge of the production, trade, retail, and/or development of a brand.