UTZ Certified

Certification Profile

UTZ Certified is a program and label for sustainable farming worldwide.

Ensure traceability

The Chain of Custody Standard targets all supply chain actors who wish to trade and/or process a certified product.

It aims to provide a high level of confidence that UTZ certified products are physically or administratively related to UTZ certified producers/producer groups, and ensures its traceability.


A yearly audit to verify compliance with the Chain of Custody Standard is necessary if your company meets the following conditions:

  • Legally owns the UTZ certified product(s)
  • Physically handles the UTZ certified product(s)
  • Makes a product claim (B2B or B2C)
  • Handles more than 100 metric tons of cocoa per year / more than 200 metric tons of coffee per year