Approved Certification Bodies for the UTZ program
Explanation of sanctions
Yellow card: is a second level of sanction, obtained from either ; further misconduct after several warnings received within a given period, when the CB disrespects a decision taken by UTZ or when credibility risks arising to the UTZ program due to CB performance. Please note, when a CB has a yellow card, the CB can continue conducting audits.
Red card: is a proven misconduct of a CB while holding a yellow card status, a negative outcome of the monitoring audit performed to lift the yellow card status, conditions for the approval are not fully met. Please note, when a CB has a red card, the CB is not allowed to conduct any audits for the scope for which it has been sanctioned (e.g. Geographical, Standard).
Please note that a sanction is given depending on the severity of the misconduct and on previous sanctions given to the CB, as explained below. The Rainforest Alliance may decide on any level of sanction at any moment; this means that there is no need to follow a linear sequence of sanctions (i.e a red card may be directly issued without any previous warning or yellow card) nor to wait until the end of the monitoring period.
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NameAddressContact personNote
ABCERT AG
Martinstraße 42 - 44
73728 Esslingen
Germany
Mrs. Linda Schuster
+49 711 / 35 17 92 - 0
linda.schuster@abcert.de
Africert
Plaza 2000
Mombasa Road, East Wing
First Floor
PO Box 74696
00200 Nairobi
Kenya
Mr. Bob Akede
 +254 20 8081330 / 20 828857
bobakede@africertlimited.co.ke  
BM TRADA
Chiltern House
Stocking Lane
Hughenden Valley
HIGH WYCOMBE
Bucks HP14 4ND
United Kingdom
Ms Cathryn Cooper
+441494569750
Cathryn.Cooper@bmtrada.com
Bureau Norme Audit (BNA)
06bp 2707 Abidjan 06
Abidjan
Cote d'Ivoire
Mme Olga Kouassi Assovie
00225 22 42 62 18
olgakouassi@bna-ci.com
On 8th of October 2019, Rainforest Alliance has taken the decision of sanctioning Bureau Norme Audit, with the following sanctions:
- “Red card”, Partial suspension, applicable for the scope “Code of Conduct and Chain of Custody” for the UTZ Program.
Bureau Veritas Certification France
Le Triangle de l'Arche - 9 Cours du Triangle-
92937 PARIS LA DEFENSE
France
Mr. Philippe Nourrit
+331 41 97 58 46
philippe.nourrit@bureauveritas.com
Bureau Veritas Cote d'Ivoire
01 BP 1453 Abidjan 01
Abidjan
Cote d'Ivoire
Mr. Seraphin Kouassi KOUAME
+225 20 31 25 00
seraphin.kouame@bureauveritas.com 

Cafe Control
Head office: 228A - Pasteur - Ward 6 - District 3 - Ho Chi Minh City
Certification Dept.: 75/38 Nguyen Luong Bang, Hoa Thang, Buon Ma Thuot, Dak Lak
Viet Nam
Mr. Hong Vinh Le
+84 262.3862.040
pcncafecontroldaklak@gmail.com
Caucascert
Marshal Gelovani Avenue 2,
5th Floor
Tbilisi 0159
Georgia
Mr. David Bedoshvili
+995 599 56 02 09
d.bedoshvili@caucascert.ge
CERES
Vorderhaslach 1
91230 Happurg
Germany
Mr. Ulrich Findel
+49 8343 923687
findel@ceres-cert.de  
China Quality Certification Centre
Section 9, No. 188, Nansihuan (the South Fourth Ring Road) Xilu (West Road)
Beijing 100070
China
Mr. Tang Yicong
+86 13581905925
tangyicong@cqc.com.cn
Control Union
Meeuwenlaan 4-6
8011 BZ
Zwolle
Netherlands
Mrs. Kalkidan Wubie
+31 38 4260100
kwubie@controlunion.com
CSCA - China Standard Conformity Assessment Co., Ltd
北京市西城区德胜门外东滨河路11号6号楼5层
Xicheng District
Beijing
China
Manager 侯超
18513298924
houchao@cscac.com.cn
CSQA CERTIFICAZIONI srl
Via San Gaetano 74
36016 Thiene (VI)
Italy
Alessandro Mattiazzi
+39 0445 313011
e.mercedi@csqa.it
Ecocert
Boulevard de la Bastille
75012 Paris
France
Mr. José Manuel González
(+33) 1 53 44 74 44
 jose.gonzalez@ecocert.com
Ekoinspekt Certification Ltd.
Akdeniz Mahallesi Karatas Bulvari No: 355/A
Yuregir - ADANA
Turkey
Mr. Mustafa Cetinkaya
+90-322-4587898
mustafa.cetinkaya@ekoinspekt.com.tr
Fundación NaturaCertificación
Trv. 17A Bis N° 35-19 Of. 201
Bogotá
Colombia
Mrs Alexandra Bernal Forero
+5717434296
abernal@naturacert.org
Gesellschaft für Ressourcenschutz mbH
Prinzenstr. 4
D-37073 Göttingen
Germany
Dr. Ludger Klempt
+49 551 58 657
ludger.klempt@gfrs.de
ICEA
Via Giovanni Brugnoli, 15
40122 Bologna
Italy
Mrs. Samanta Rosi Bellière
+39 051 272986
samanta.rosi.belliere@icea.bio
Imaflora- non active 
Estrada Chico Mendes 185
Sertãozinho
Brazil
Mrs Daniella Macedo
+19 2429 0873 
daniella@imaflora.org
IMAFLORA will not be able to conduct UTZ audits or issue UTZ Certificates after 1 January 2021.
IMO Control Private Limited (IMO IN)
No.3627,  7th Cross
13th 'G' Main, H.A.L. 2nd Stage
Bangalore – 560 008
India
Mr. Vasudeva
+91 80 2528 5883
vasu@imocontrol.in 
IMOcert Latinoamérica
Calle Pasos Kanki Nº 2134
Cala Cala
Cochabamba
Bolivia, Plurinational State of
Lic Abigail Berenice Cadena Gutierrez
+591(4)4456880
acadena@imocert.bio
Indocert
Thottumugham P.O.
Aluva-683105
Ernakulam District
Kerala
India
Mr. Mathew Sebastian
+91 9447170908mathew.sebastian@indocert.org
On 18th of July 2019, Rainforest Alliance has taken the decision of sanctioning Indocert, with the following sanctions:
- “Yellow card”, applicable for the entire scope as approved by the Rainforest Alliance for the UTZ program.

Instituto Comunitario de Certificacion
C/ del Sol 16 2o
08201 SABADELL (Barcelona)
Spain
Mr. Francesc Areny Cluet
+34 937 253 577
icc@institutocomunitario.com 
Kiwa Sverige AB
Box 7178
SE-170 07 Solna
visiting address: Råsundavägen 12, 169 67 Solna
Sweden
Mrs. Maria Karlman
+46 18 17 00 00
maria.karlman@kiwa.com
Lacon GmbH
Moltkestraße 4
77654 Offenburg
Germany
Mrs. Daniela Blank
+49 (0) 7542- 2918939
d.blank@lacon-institut.org
Mayacert
18 calle 7-25 zona 11
Colonia Mariscal
Guatemala, CA
Guatemala
Mr. Noé Rivera
+502-2463-3333
noe.rivera@mayacert.com
NEPCon
NEPCon OÜ
Filosoofi 31
Tartu
50108
Estonia
Anthony Prah
+233546922925aprah@nepcon.org

OCIA
1340 N Cotner Blvd
Lincoln
NE 68505
United States
Ms. Myriam Valer
402-477-2323
mvaler@ocia.org
Q Inspecta
Ackerstrasse
5070 Frick
Switzerland
Mrs. Sara Leu
+41 62 865 63 44
sara.leu@bio-inspecta.ch
Savassi Certification Administrative Services Ltda.
Rua Bernardo Guimarães, 428 – Centro 2º Andar - Patrocínio/MG
Rua Bernardo Guimarães, 428 – Centro 2º Andar - Patrocínio/MG
Brazil
Mr. Ronaldo A. Dantas Da Silva
+55 (34) 38320530
dantasr@savassicertificadora.com.br
On 6th of April 2020, Rainforest Alliance has taken the decision of sanctioning Savassi Certification Administrative Services Ltda. with the following sanction:
- “Yellow Card”, applicable for the scope “Code of Conduct and Chain of Custody”, entire geographical scope and product scope as currently approved by Rainforest Alliance.
SCS Global Services
2000 Powell St #600
Emeryville, CA 94608
United States
Ms. Victoria Chuong
+1 510 452 8019
UTZ-Americas@scsglobalservices.com
SGS
SGS House
217-221 London Road
Camberley
GU15 3EY
United Kingdom
Global UTZ Team
+44 (0) 1276 697854
globalutz@sgs.com
Sustainable Development Services (SDS)
Jl. Letjen Suprapto XVIII No. 7A
Jember 68112
East Java
Indonesia
Mr. Fauzi Kuswantoro
+6281 336 188891
fauzi@sdsindonesia.com
TÜV Rheinland Polska Sp. z o.o.
ul. Dworcowa 3
10-413 Olsztyn
Poland
Joanna Kończyk
+48 89 678 99 29
joanna.konczyk@pl.tuv.com 
USB Certification Denetim, Gözetim ve Belgelendirme Hizmetleri A.Ş
Hurriyet Bulvarı Kavala Plaza K:2 D:23
Çankaya-Izmir
Turkey
Mrs. Derya BÜYÜKYILDIRIM
0090533 548 88 53
deryabuyukyildirim@usbcertification.com
VIETNAM COMMODITY CONTROL & CERTIFICATION JOINT STOCK COMPANY(VCC&C)
1G Dinh Bo Linh Street
Ward 15 - Binh Thanh District
Ho Chi Minh City
Viet Nam
Mr. Le Anh Tuan
(+84) 28 38271444
info@vccc.com.vn
WQS do Brasil Ltda
Avenida Deputado Dante Delmanto 2660
Vila Paulista - Botucatu
São Paulo
CEP: 18608-393
Brazil
Mrs. Carolina Manço
+55 14 38113003
carolina.manco@wqscert.com
On 6th of April 2020, Rainforest Alliance has taken the decision of sanctioning WQS do Brazil Ltda. with the following sanction:

- “Yellow Card”, applicable for the scope “Code of Conduct and Chain of Custody”, entire geographical scope and product scope as currently approved by Rainforest Alliance.