UTZ Certified is a Global certification program ensuring sustainable producing. UTZ certificated coffee is verified to be sustainable.
Coffee, tea and cacao can be granted with a UTZ-certificate if production is sustainable and responsible and meets certificate criteria. In UTZ-program, farmers are helped to develop farming methods hand in hand with wellbeing of people and environment. Crops produced within UTZ guidelines are better quality and more profitable.
The program encourages minimizing the use of resources such as water, fertilizers and energy. At the same time the focus is on improving the working conditions, labor rights, children education, better housing and healthcare. When buying UTZ-certified products an extra compensation is payed, that increases the farmer income together with high quality crops.