Certified Operator (Certification Applicant)Kraus S.A. Farm4 stars

Place, CountryPosadas, Misiones, Argentina

Contactwww.kraus.com.ar, info@kraus.com.ar

Certified Productsyerba mate, tea green, tea blackfair for life logo
Certification ProgrammeFair for Life - Social & Fair Trade Certification
Hired Labour
ChapterContent of the Fair for Life - Social & Fair Trade ProgrammeNormRating
2.1.1No Forced Labour1213
2.1.2Freedom of Association and Right to Collective Bargaining2627
2.1.3No Child Labour and Protection of Young Workers22
2.1.4Transparent and Human Disciplinary Practices810
2.1.5Equal Treatment and Opportunities1417
2.1.6Health and Safety5044
2.2.1Contracts and Good Relation between Employer and Workforce1416
2.2.2Wages2429
2.2.3Social Security and Social Benefits2429
2.2.4Working Hours and Paid Leave2836
2.2.5Regular Employment1215
2.3.1Commitment and Management of Social Responsibility1413
2.3.2Community Relations612
2.3.3Respecting Rights of Indigenous and Local Peoples66
2.3.4Animal Rights66
2.5.1Accountable Trade Relations with Buyers1213
2.5.2Fair Trade Policy and Worker Empowerment87
2.5.3Fair Trade Pricing1212
2.5.4Fair Trade Development Premium Administration and Use1816
Total Score Hired Labour323
Points Reached Last Year (Hired Labour): 314
Environmental Criteria
ChapterContent of the IMO Environmental ProgrammeNormRating
2.4.1Water Conservation and Water/Air Polution66
2.4.2Energy Management and Climate Change89
2.4.3Ecosystem Management1819
2.4.4Waste Management65
Total Score Environmental Criteria39
Points Reached Last Year (Environmental Criteria): 40
Social Impact
Social Impact & Special AchievementsThe fair trade certification has a positive effect on Kraus, not only within the company but also on the rural development of the area in which the company is located, as well as on the participation of the local population in the activities of social development. This means that the implementation of the fair trade certification has brought improvements of the social, economic and ecological conditions in the rural area in which the workers are living since the fair trade certification.
Some of the improvements since the implementation of the certification:
Improvements in the living and work conditions of the workers are visible via the implementation of projects in the community and special projects by using the premium.
The security the company offers with stable work generates major wellbeing for the workers not only at the workplace but also in the personal environment, as it permits them to realize medium-term and long-term plans.
The incorporation of the concept of a team and organization to take working and social decisions has increased the self-esteem of the worker as a proper part of the company, because they know that their opinion has an impact.
Thanks to fair trade they have increased the possibilities of local employment in order that the complete community benefits directly or indirectly.
The international recognition of the certified products distinguishes them from their competitors.
Use of Fair Trade PremiumThe fair trade premium motivates the workers to feel part of the company and to work in order to improve their living conditions, knowing that 2 times a year they receive a premium depending on their responsibility and work to generate good quality products and the person buying it anywhere in the world recognizes this work. The premium is used for expansions and reparations of their homes, and buying new toys for children to furnish the children’s playground Kaa Pora.

Reached percentage of the applicable Total Norm Points for the overall performance
Percentage108 %

Date of Certification
First19.10.2009
Last Update25.11.2016

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