General organizational profile
UTZ is a non-profit organization aiming to create a world where sustainable farming is the norm. UTZ has the largest certification program for coffee and cocoa and has certification schemes in other commodities including (herbal) tea, rooibos and hazelnuts. The UTZ certified label features on over 20,000 different products across 135 countries.
UTZ consists of approximately 140 employees, of who around 100 are based in headquarters Amsterdam, The Netherlands and around 40 colleagues are based abroad on various continents. Most nationalities in the Amsterdam headquarters are: Dutch, German, French and Latin American. Abroad the nationalities vary from China, Vietnam, India, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Turkey, United States, Nicaragua and Guatemala to name a few.
UTZ consists of four executive directors, responsible of different impact areas. UTZ has 16 executive managers: one manager has a non-Dutch background, the rest of the managers are all Dutch nationals. Twelve teams are overall operational within UTZ.
An overall restructuring of the organization is taking place. In this process more powers will be given to the local directors and offices in other continents besides the headquarters in The Netherlands.