In June 2020, the Rainforest Alliance will take the first step towards “reimagining certification” with the publication of its 2020 Certification Program. We’ve been working on this new program, including a new standard for agricultural products and their supply chains, since 2018, when the Rainforest Alliance and UTZ merged.
We are committed to keeping our Sustainable Agriculture Standard effective and relevant. We review our Standard at least every five years. During this review, we gather latest scientific information and best practices, solicit input from stakeholders, and take into account audits and other evaluations. Whenever the Sustainable Agricultural Standards are revised or updated, we republish […]
Update September 1: Please note that the public standard consultation has closed. As the launch of the new 2020 Rainforest Alliance certification program draws nearer, we are working hard to develop a program that combines the strengths of both UTZ and Rainforest Alliance certification, while also thinking bigger to ensure we are taking a bold, […]
The Rainforest Alliance's improved certification system will adopt an “assess and address” model, which goes much further than a simple prohibition approach in its ability to drive change on human
Assess and Address Position Paper
Topics: Sustainable Agriculture Standard
Last year, UTZ and the Rainforest Alliance merged to become one organization with the mission of achieving more together. Ever since, we’ve been working hard on building our new organization and much has been achieved. Below are five important updates for our partner companies. Watch this space for more over the coming months, and in […]
UTZ and the Rainforest Alliance merged to become one organization in 2018. By joining forces, we have combined the leadership, expertise, and longstanding partnerships of two leading international organizations. Together we can have a greater impact and be an even stronger partner to our many stakeholders. We are continuing to build a powerful alliance of […]