Creating a world where people and nature thrive in harmony

Creating a world where people and nature thrive in harmony

The Rainforest Alliance is an international non-profit organization working at the crossroads of agriculture, forests, and business. By bringing diverse allies together, we’re catalyzing change on some of the most pressing social and environmental issues of our day.

We work along the entire supply chain to make responsible business the new normal: amplifying the voices of farmers and forest communities, improving livelihoods, protecting biodiversity, and helping people mitigate and adapt to climate change.

Armed with the expertise and longstanding partnerships of two leading international sustainability organizations that joined forces in early 2018—the Rainforest Alliance and UTZ—we’re implementing proven and scalable solutions on the ground while testing innovative ways to drive change.

1. We work with farmers and forest communities to advance environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable practices. These include climate-smart agriculture, community-based sustainable forest enterprise development, financial planning, improved working conditions, and the conservation of vital natural resources.

2. We support farmers and forest communities with innovative training, data tools, and technical assistance so they can meet our rigorous sustainability standards, based on these best practices. We are working with our partners to re-imagine certification as a journey of continuous, data-informed improvement rather than a binary pass/fail model.

3. We guide companies and consumers along the entire supply chain on their sustainability journey: transforming business practices, cultivating consumer demand for more sustainable products, and incentivizing farmers and foresters to adopt best practices.

Our alliance needs you, whoever you are and wherever you stand. By joining forces with farmers, companies and consumers, we can transform our relationship with the land and forests we rely on. We can make that relationship work better for all.

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* 2018 combined data for the UTZ and Rainforest Alliance certification programs, accounting for farms with double certification.


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