Rainforest Alliance and UTZ to Merge.

21 July 2017

Tucked away at the bottom of our website are three environmental logo’s representing products we supply, that will soon become two! Rainforest Alliance and UTZ are merging later in 2017 to create a single global certification standard that simplifies arrangements for farmers and growers whilst enabling companies to build better more responsible supply chains.

The combined unit will be known as “Rainforest Alliance” with 182,000 coffee, tea and cocoa farmers supported worldwide.  Senior figures within the organisation will be taking roles in the combined venture with Han de Groot of UTZ becoming the CEO of Rainforest Alliance and Nigel Sizer the current Rainforest Alliance president involved as Chief Program Officer, Advocacy, Landscapes and Livelihoods.

KSV Vending is confident that these changes will continue to provide fair supply agreements to growers and consumers and enable responsible environmental improvements and safeguards to be maintained.

Written by: Colin from KSV.

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