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