UTZ’s vision is a world where farmers implement good agricultural practices and manage their farms profitably with respect for people and planet; industry invests in and rewards sustainable production, and consumers can enjoy and trust the products they buy.
UTZ certified ingredients are grown by farmers who have been trained to implement better farming practices, with respect for people and the planet.
Farmers are regularly audited to ensure they comply with the sustainability standards of the UTZ program. UTZ is expanding their work to join forces in order to address issues that cannot be solved by certification alone. Issues such as child labor, low wages and climate change require a cross-cutting approach.
Barry Callebaut sells UTZ certified cocoa and chocolate products with a premium.