UTZ Certified – Certificate
Stage of Value Chain
TYPE of STANDARD
All UTZ certified coffee, tea, cocoa and hazelnuts are produced according to the UTZ standard, which is guided by the principles of fairness and transparency. This helps us make the biggest difference possible in support of people, planet and profit. The standard operates through two sets of guidelines – our Code of Conduct (which covers the growing and harvesting process), and our Chain of Custody (which covers products from the moment they leave the farm to when they arrive on the shelves). These are:
Developed in close consultation with a broad range of stakeholders, including a wide-ranging public consultation. Guided by our Board, which is made up of a mix of people from all levels of the supply chain. Based on International Labor Organization conventions, which means they represent an internationally recognized set of guidelines, reflecting the latest agreements, research and expertise in sustainable farming. UTZ is also a full member of the ISEAL Alliance, the global sustainability standards association. Through ISEAL, we develop and revise our Codes in cooperation with other standard-setting organizations. We also comply with the ISEAL Code of Good Practice.