III - Non-governmental organisations
Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar
De Ruyterkade, 6 bg
Amsterdam 1013 AA
Mr Han De Groot
Ms Sabine Bierema
UTZ Certified is one of the largest sustainability programs for coffee, cocoa and tea in the world: one-third of all coffee that is sustainably traded worldwide is certified by UTZ. By working with mainstream companies which buy raw materials in large volumes, we can improve the standard of living of as many farmers as possible at a high pace.
UTZ Certified is convinced that increasing sustainability should also reinforce the independent position of farmers. This is why farmers are trained in the professionalization of their agricultural practice and operational management. This improves the quality of their products and allows them to produce higher volumes at lower costs. This in turn enables the farmers to negotiate a better price for a better product and to improve their standard of living. Moreover, farmers who work with UTZ CERTIFIED in the global marketplace receive a premium for their crop and they don’t have to pay for taking part in the program.
By working with a strict Code of Conduct, UTZ Certified sets stringent requirements for the farmers when it comes to the sustainable growing of coffee, cocoa and tea. Farmers are trained in the area of business skills, labor conditions and environmental management and their operational management is checked by independent third parties. The UTZ Certified tracking system subsequently insures that the raw materials have actually been grown and harvested in a responsible manner.
We want to achieve sustainable agricultural supply chains, where:
– Farmers are professionals implementing good practices;
– The food industry takes responsibility by demanding and rewarding sustainable production;
– Consumers can trust their brands and buy products which meet their expectations
UTZ Certified’s field support, traceability system and certification enables markets to reward good practices.
UTZ follows the policy areas of food labeling, public procurement, sustainable development and related subjects.
Sustainable agricultural supply chains
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UTZ Certified is a full member of the ISEAL Alliance, an international non-profit membership organisation that codifies best practices for the design and implementation of international, voluntary social and environmental standards systems.
UTZ Certified is furthermore a member of Partos, the national platform for Dutch civil society organisations in the international development cooperation sector.
01/2013 - 12/2013
< 9,999 €
No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.
For the UTZ Certified Annual Reports please see: https://www.utzcertified.org/en/mediacenter/reports-brochures/2074
By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.