Ovaltine and UTZ Certified
We all want to know that our favourite drink has been produced with respect to people and the environment. That’s why we buy UTZ certified cocoa for our Ovaltine products.
WHAT IS UTZ?
UTZ Certified is an independent, non-for-profit programme and
label for sustainable farming worldwide. UTZ enables farmers to
learn better farming methods, improve working conditions and take
better care of their children and the environment. Through UTZ,
farmers aim to grow better crops, generate more income and create
better opportunities while safeguarding the environment and
securing the earth's natural resources. Ovaltine supports
sustainable farming by buying UTZ certified cocoa. Ovaltine operate
under the UTZ mass balance certification scheme and will be
supporting sustainable farming by buying certified cocoa. When we
purchase our UTZ Certified cocoa we are helping build a better
WHAT DOES UTZ MEAN?
"Utz" means "good" in the Mayan language Quiché.
WHY DOES UTZ EXIST?
Good chocolate no longer just means good taste, quality and
price; today's consumers also demand it to be made with care for
people and the environment. They expect manufacturers to be able to
assure them of responsible production, for instance appropriate and
modest use of fertilizers and pesticides, farmers' children sent to
school, farm workers given decent housing, healthcare and training,
and producers empowered to be professionals, with access to market
information and relationships with their buyers.
Click here to see the UTZ vision and mission.
THE UTZ MISSION IS TO ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL SUPPLY
CHAINS, IN WHICH:
- Farmers are professionals implementing good agricultural
- Industry takes responsibility by demanding and rewarding
- Consumers can trust their brands and buy products which meet
their expectations of social and environmental responsibility
HOW DOES UTZ WORK?
The challenge of creating sustainable farming worldwide is too
large for any organisation alone. So UTZ forms partnerships with
organisations around the globe, collaborating with small local
farms and larger cooperatives.
UTZ have developed and implement a worldwide certification
program which incorporates:
1. Field support networks,
2. Standards and certification services,
3. Traceability system
This allows producers to show that they operate responsibly, in
accordance with strict social and environmental standards. This in
turn provides manufacturers with the assurance of responsible
production they can credibly demonstrate to their consumers.
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