We’re often asked to work more closely with other sustainability standards. Actually, while we believe each sustainability standard makes a unique contribution to the field we also very much welcome the opportunity to work together, particularly when this can benefit farmers. So we’re pleased to report that UTZ Certified and FLOCERT are launching a new collaboration that will enable combined UTZ and Fairtrade audits.
The new agreement will cover audits in sustainable coffee production in selected countries in Central America, black tea in several countries in Africa, and rooibos tea in South Africa, and will help reduce costs and time for farmers.
A similar initiative was set up with Fair Trade USA last year which enables cocoa farmers to gain access to both the UTZ Certified and the Fair Trade USA supply chains through a single audit.
Find out more about the new collaboration here.