UTZ Certified stands for sustainable farming and better opportunities for farmers, their families and our planet. The UTZ Certified program enables farmers to learn better farming methods, improve working conditions and take better care of their children and the environment. Watch the video for more information. UTZ Certified has several steps in their program.
Promoting the worldwide cultivation of tea and coffee with consideration for people and the environment. In the future offering only sustainable tea and coffee.
Since 2002, 20.000 small-scale coffee and tea farmers have been trained in sustainable cultivation methods by JDE Foundation. Jacobs Douwe Egberts is the largest purchaser of UTZ certified coffee and tea in the world, 1/3 of our tea sold in Europe is UTZ certified. Currently 14% of our green coffee comes from UTZ Certified sources and 40% of our tea.
Partnership with a certification program having a significant beneficial impact on improve farmers'living conditions, Commitment to a positive and sustainable impact on environment and community, Programs in place to optimize the use of all resources - Long-term vision to source all coffee and tea sustainably.