ECOCERT Group can provide you UTZ certification through IMO. IMO provides UTZ certification for farms as well as for producer groups and production units in both origin as well as destination countries of the commodities.
UTZ CERTIFIED is a worldwide certification program that sets the standard for responsible commodity production and sourcing. UTZ means "good" in a Mayan language. Currently UTZ standards exist for Cocoa, Coffee and Tea. The UTZ CERTIFIED Code of Conduct is an internationally recognized set of economic, social and environmental criteria for responsible commodity production. Producers (estates as well as smallholder groups), may seek certification as being compliant with the UTZ CERTIFIED Code of Conduct.
UTZ covers the critical areas from record keeping and pesticide management, through worker health and safety, environmental and social issues and an efficient farm management. Particular emphasis has been placed on developing meaningful, implementable guidelines that work for both, large estates and smallholder groups. The code enables producers to ensure that their product meets the requirements of the global retail market.
For more information on UTZ please visit the UTZ website (https://www.utzcertified.org) OR contact us in Switzerland (firstname.lastname@example.org) or your local subsidiary (email@example.com) for more information and application documents.
- The establishment of monitoring systems such as GlobalGap, IFS, and BRC
- Environmental management systems certification.
Inspection and monitoring of specific standards such as private brand labels.