Annual Report 2015

Sustainable farming in practice

A strong market for sustainability

Making sustainable farming the norm

Partnerships are the key to change

Message from han de groot, Executive Director

2015 was a year of reflection on where we have been, and where we are going next.

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The UTZ Loop explained

Sustainable farming in practice

Sustainable farming in practice

It all starts with better farming.

Farmers apply the UTZ standard, which brings real benefits. Productivity goes up, farmers and workers have better opportunities, and the environment is protected. Being part of the UTZ program also means access to training, and better market connections.

When farmers are awarded the UTZ certificate this provides evidence of the farm’s sustainability credentials, showing buyers that they can trust the origins of their products.

A strong market for sustainability

Making sustainable farming the norm

Collaboration and partnerships

A lot of our work is focused on expanding our reach and enabling more farmers to access the benefits of certification, and to make that happen it is vital that we collaborate with others.

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What's the impact?

Being part of the UTZ program generally leads to higher yields, bigger incomes and better living conditions for farmers and workers, as well as protection of the environment. These are the findings of recent studies into the impact of UTZ.

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In 2015

Our program reached

more than

a million

farmers and workers


UTZ Certified

coffee, cocoa and tea

is produced in

0 countries

A strong market for sustainability

Sustainable farming in practice

A strong market for sustainability

The market for sustainability is stronger than ever. Companies consider UTZ their mark of integrity: it shows consumers that their favorite brand is taking responsibility.

Making sustainable farming the norm

A program for the future

More and more companies are choosing to put sustainability at the heart of their business strategies – and they are working with UTZ to make it happen.

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Companies tell their sustainability stories

Today’s consumers are more informed than ever about sustainability issues, and they are looking for brands that deserve their loyalty and trust. We work with companies to find engaging ways to tell their sustainability stories. Here are a few examples of how it was done in 2015.

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0

new supply chain actors registered with UTZ

The UTZ name appeared on more than 0 products in 0 countries


In 2015 our members sourced enough coffee, cocoa and tea to make more than:

0 billion cups of coffee

0 billion bars of milk chocolate of 100g

0 billion cups of tea

Making sustainable farming the norm

Sustainable farming in practice

A strong market for sustainability

Making sustainable farming the norm

Since its launch in 2002, the UTZ program has had a massive impact. More than a million farmers and workers are part of the program, and the UTZ label is a familiar site on coffee, cocoa and tea packaging all over the world. The UTZ certification program is stronger than ever, and we are now applying our expertise to new products.

Our goal is to make sustain able farming the norm, so we are building on the strong foundations of certification with a new program to influence the sector agenda towards sustainability.

Coffee, cocoa, tea and beyond

New products

In 2015 we continued innovating our program by applying our experience to new products. The first herbal tea carrying the UTZ logo hit the shelves, and important progress was made in hazelnuts and rice.

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Certification and beyond

The sector partnership program

In 2015 we began an ambitious five year program to tackle issues that require a sector wide approach. Through the Sector Partnership Program, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we are supporting and building the capacity of civil society and farmers to work with governments and companies.

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0%

Of the world's

cocoa

farmers are now UTZ certified


0%

Of global

coffee

production is now UTZ certified

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