Certified Operator (Certification Applicant)Matunda Mema (T) Ltd.4 stars

Place, CountryKaragwe, Kagera, Tanzania, United Republic of

Certified Productspineapples dried, apple bananas dried, jackfruit dried, papayas dried, baby bananas dried fair for life logo
Certification ProgrammeFair for Life - Social & Fair Trade Certification
Group Operation
ChapterContent of the Fair for Life - Social & Fair Trade ProgrammeNormRating
3.1.1Transparent Adminstration and Relation with Producers2219
3.1.2Pricing and Producer Payments1419
3.1.3Non-discrimination and Gender Aspects1212
3.1.4Internal Control System2020
3.2.1Child Labour and Young Workers on Producer Farms1213
3.2.2Working Conditions on Producer Farms2221
3.3.1Basic Labour Rights for Producer Group Staff3033
3.3.2Employment Conditions for Producer Group Staff2627
3.4.1Commitment to and Management of Social Responsibility88
3.4.2Community Relations48
3.4.3Respecting Rights of Indigenous and Local Peoples44
3.6.1Fair Trade Policy and Producer Empowerment86
3.6.2Fair Trade Pricing1615
3.6.3Fair Trade Development Premium Administration and Use1816
3.6.4Accountable Trade Relations to Buyers1819
Total Score Group Operation240
Points Reached Last Year (Group Operation): 234
Environmental Criteria
ChapterContent of the IMO Environmental ProgrammeNormRating
3.5.1Internal Monitoring of Environmental Aspects44
3.5.2Environmental Performance of Producers2425
3.5.3Environmental Performance of Processing Group2024
Total Score Environmental Criteria53
Points Reached Last Year (Environmental Criteria): 52
Social Impact
Social Impact & Special AchievementsThe project has enabled about 300 registered farmers and 30 company’s staffs to access soft loans through established saving and credits schemes in their branches, water tanks for rain water harvest, improved stoves and water filters that doe not require to boil water, improved income to registered farmers through guaranteed market of their produces and permanent employment to about 30 people who have been employed by the company.
Use of Fair Trade PremiumThe premium has been used to purchase CHEMA rocket stoves and Tulip water filters for farmers and company’s staff. Compared to ordinary stoves, CHEMA rocket stoves can either use fire wood or charcoal at a reduced rate by 54 % and it is environmental friendly as it does not emit carbon monoxide. Tulip filters can filter out color, particles, germs by 99.995 %, turbidity removal 99 %, Protozoa removal > 99.995 %. The filters don’t require boiling of water thus save time and energy resources.

Reached percentage of the applicable Total Norm Points for the overall performance
Percentage104 %

Date of Certification
First02.12.2009
Last Update28.10.2016

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