- UTZ CERTIFIED is pleased to welcome Barry Callebaut to its Cocoa program. Barry Callebaut joins a number of other companies and NGOs all of whom are working with UTZ CERTIFIED towards sustainability in mainstream cocoa production.
The aim of the UTZ CERTIFIED Cocoa Program is to ensure professional practices in cocoa production with respect for people and environment. It enables small-scale farmers to improve their farming practices, thereby producing a higher quality crop with increased productivity. Farmers benefit from a higher income based on the principle “a better price for a better product” and participants throughout the supply chain can demonstrate their commitment to sustainable cocoa farming.