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Chain of Custody

UTZ means "good" in the Mayan language. UTZ Certified is a global certification programme which establishes rules for the production and responsible supply of coffee, tea and cocoa.

UTZ – Chain of Custody certification is based on a system of traceability which ensures that the coffee, tea and cocoa have been grown and harvested responsibly.

UTZ certification comprises general requirements for management, traceability, good agricultural practices, and specific environmental and social issues.

The main benefits of the implementation and subsequent certification in accordance with this standard include:

Easier entry into more demanding markets demonstrating their concern about the impacts of their activity on the environment and on society to end consumers and other stakeholders and interested parties;

Possibility of product marking;

Promoting more sustainable consumption;

Allowing the consumer to make better-informed decisions.

Certification Area Social Accountability, Agrifood
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