UTZ Certification (Now Part of the Rainforest Alliance)
When you buy a coffee, cocoa, tea, or hazelnut product with the UTZ label you help to build a better future. The UTZ label stands for more sustainable farming and better opportunities for farmers, their families, and our planet. The UTZ certification program enables farmers to use better farming methods, grow better crops, and generate more income. They learn how to improve working conditions, adapt to climate change, and protect the environment. Products do not get the UTZ label easily. The compliance with the strict requirements by UTZ certified farms and companies is audited by independent certification bodies. These requirements include good agricultural practices and farm management, safe and healthy working conditions, addressing child and forced labor, and protection of the environment. The UTZ label on your product shows that your favorite brand supports sustainable farming.