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UTZ Certification Program

UTZ-certified food products | TÜV Rheinland Polska

Demonstrate sustainability from farm to shop with an UTZ certification

UTZ is a certification program for the sustainable production of products involving coffee, tea, cocoa and hazelnuts. The UTZ label shows your customers and business partners that your products have been sourced in a sustainable manner from farm to shop shelf.

The UTZ standard stands for sustainable supply chains that meet the growing demands and expectations of farmers, the food industry and consumers. Sustainable agriculture helps farmers, workers and their families to fulfill their ambitions and contributes to the preservation of Earth's natural resources, now and in the future.

By obtaining UTZ certification through TÜV Rheinland Polska and sourcing only certified products, you demonstrate your company’s commitment to the highest standards of sustainable farming. This builds trust with customers while supporting a better world. (For production plants based in Poland, the primary field of interest relates to product traceability, as UTZ certification applies to products grown in different climate zones).

Benefit from years of experience at TÜV Rheinland Polska and enjoy hands-on support from our specialists.

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Expert guidance on improved farming methods and better working conditions with your UTZ certificate

The UTZ label builds trust with consumers and business partners. Additionally, with UTZ you extend your market reach and ensure that your raw materials have been sustainably sourced. Establish new relationships with customers and suppliers seeking UTZ-certified products and promote your company by visibly demonstrating your commitment to sustainable agriculture, people and the environment.

Conduct your certification process locally and work with Polish auditors and gain additional exposure through placement on the UTZ website. Finally, with UTZ you are able to improve your working conditions, safeguard the environment as well as optimize your time-to-market performance.

How to certify your products under the UTZ program

The certification process contains a series of steps to assess your compliance with the UTZ standard. First, your company fills out a questionnaire and self-assessment form. Then our auditors perform an on-site audit and issue the certificate once all the criteria have been met.

If any aspect of your business is found to fall short of UTZ standards, you have a certain amount of time to take corrective measures towards full compliance. Our specialists at TÜV Rheinland Polska are there to guide you at every step of the process. Your certificate is approved based on the final audit documentation.

UTZ certificates are valid for one year and can be renewed by carrying out a new certification audit. By keeping your audit results in good standing for several years in a row, you can extend the validity of your certification for up to two or even three years.

UTZ certification process

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Our independent experts offer you years of experience with certification programs for sustainable production. Our internationally recognized certificate documents your active commitment to your contribution to the preservation of Earth's natural resources. It will be updated on a daily basis in our certificate database Certipedia. Use the benefits of our test mark!

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