‘’I would like to contribute by including the needs of agricultural supply chains into the Sustainability Equation. All sustainability efforts need to create a positive business case for all supply chain actors involved, something that unfortunately is often not yet the case for agricultural producers, especially in sectors with many smallholder producers.’’
She now serves as Chief Sustainable Supply Chain Officer, responsible for the certification programs, standards development, training and monitoring and evaluation.
Over the past 15 years she has garnered extensive firsthand experience of sustainable value chains within various sectors, including spices, olive oil, fruit, nuts, coffee and cocoa.
After joining UTZ in 2007, Britta set up and led the organisation’s standards and certification system, which became one of the world’s leading programs for several commodities. She is now overseeing the evolution of Rainforest Alliance certification into a cutting-edge system that is fit for the future.
Britta has been a member of ISEAL's Board of Directors since February 2010, and has been chairing the Board since December 2015. She also managed and lead UTZ's Standards Committee for six years and is now leading the multi-stakeholder Standard Committee of the Rainforest Alliance.
She holds a master’s degree in environmental sciences from ETH Zurich with a focus on soil science and risk management and is a frequently requested speaker.