UTZ Rooibos Standard

  • Standards and policy facilitation
  • South Africa
  • 2010
  • In 2010, UTZ Certified identified the need to develop a Standard for the certification of Rooibos tea adapted for the unique nature of the product and the local context. SKA was responsible for the management and implementation of this process from inception until the final delivery of an auditable standard. The first draft of the standard was developed through the facilitation of a series of UTZ stakeholder workshops and a national consultation process. The draft UTZ Code of Conduct for Rooibos in South Africa was then piloted in the Rooibos value chain with commercial farmers, small farmers and processors and information gathered during the pilot was used to finalize the Code in collaboration with UTZ.