Policies and rules
Instructions and Clarifications for Certified Groups in Ghana and Côte D’Ivoire on Implementing the Cocoa Policy
As part of the Rainforest Alliance's measures to strengthen the cocoa sector, a specific policy has been developed to further strengthen the implementation, verification, and credibility of our certification programs. The policy is applicable to all certificate holders for both UTZ Code of Conduct and Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Agriculture Standards and for UTZ and Rainforest Alliance Chain of Custody standards in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. To support and guide in the implementation of this Policy, we have developed this set of instructions and clarifications, applicable to certified groups in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana.
UTZ and RA groups in Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria and Cameroon are required to use the new Group Member Registry template provided by Rainforest Alliance: GMR_Template_2020_Cocoa_EN.xlsx