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About UTZ Certification

UTZ certification assures that products have been sourced, from farm to shop shelf are produced and sourced sustainably. To become UTZ certified, all producers and suppliers have to implement UTZ Code of Conduct, which offers expert guidance on better farming practices, better on-farm working conditions and care for nature. This in turn leads to better production, better environment and better society.

UTZ certification is for

Coffee, tea, cocoa and hazelnuts produced by individual or group of producers in compliance with the UTZ standard (code of Conduct) which covers the growing and harvesting process can get UTZ certified. Also, they receive a variable premium (cash amount) for their certified products. This premium is negotiated between the farmer (group) and the first buyer. UTZ Chain of Custody is processors and handlers who handle UTZ certified products.

 

UTZ farmers learn about sustainable agricultural practices and how to improve yields, protect workers and look after the environment. UTZ uses ‘train-the-trainer’ approach to train the farmers on better practices.

Benefits for UTZ Certification:

UTZ certification has a variety of well-recognised benefits include:

  • Align with international farm labor best and better management practices

  • Get trained from trainers on UTZ Code of Conduct

  • Increase access to worldwide markets

  • Strengthening and developing your brand value

  • Differentiate your products as UTZ Certified from the competition

  • Premium price for UTZ certified products

Our Service offers for UTZ Certification:

With a team of highly experienced consultants and trainers, Deccan Consulting Services assists in:

  • Implementing and achieving UTZ certification based on your requirements.

  • Educating you on what you need for meeting the requirements

  • Developing management plans and systems (upgrading the existing documentation), thereby enabling you to solve any potential issues

  • Avoiding costly mistakes and unnecessary delays

  • Sail through your audit with confidence and ease

  • Will only recommend for audit when you feel ready and will remain on-call throughout your audit

  • Getting done through audit process, award of certification, interim assistance for maintaining the compliance and certification for annual checks