New UTZ Code

Child labor 'prevention', climate changes, living wages and gender equality


UTZ Certified has launched a new Code of Conduct. It is stronger and simpler, for a greater impact.

It is about better farming, for a better future. The new code focuses on good agricultural practices, enabling farmers to strengthen their productivity – producing a higher yield of a better quality. Social and environmental factors such as working conditions, gender equality and ecological diversity are addressed in more depth.

At the same time, the code is simpler to understand and put into practice, with clearer language that is focused on implementation. The code also addresses the major challenges faced by the sector, such as climate change. (