In 2018, Rainforest Alliance and UTZ joined forces to create a single agriculture sustainability standard. The new organization named the Rainforest Alliance utilizes the respective strengths of both former organizations tackling environmental and social issues around the world, including climate change, deforestation, poverty, and unsustainable farming.
The single global certification standard simplifies certification for farmers and empowers companies to build more responsible supply chains, more efficiently. Rainforest Alliance also works to expand advocacy efforts and through new partnerships ensures conservation of entire landscapes in the world's most important cocoa growing regions from Côte d’Ivoire over Brazil to Indonesia.
Barry Callebaut sells Rainforest Alliance certified cocoa and chocolate products with a premium.