Certified Operator (Certification Applicant)Vegetal Extracts SA - Smallholder Group4 stars

Place, CountryGuastatoya, El Progreso, Guatemala

Certified Productsaloe verafair 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 Producers2424
3.1.2Pricing and Producer Payments1615
3.1.3Non-discrimination and Gender Aspects1212
3.1.4Internal Control System2023
3.2.1Child Labour and Young Workers on Producer Farms22
3.2.2Working Conditions on Producer Farms2626
3.3.1Basic Labour Rights for Producer Group Staff2829
3.4.1Commitment to and Management of Social Responsibility88
3.4.2Community Relations610
3.4.3Respecting Rights of Indigenous and Local Peoples44
3.6.1Fair Trade Policy and Producer Empowerment88
3.6.2Fair Trade Pricing1414
3.6.3Fair Trade Development Premium Administration and Use44
3.6.4Accountable Trade Relations to Buyers1415
Total Score Group Operation194
Points Reached Last Year (Group Operation): 168
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 Group2221
Total Score Environmental Criteria50
Points Reached Last Year (Environmental Criteria): 28
Social Impact
Social Impact & Special AchievementsThey offer employment to people in the Guastatoya area and nearby regions, unemployment in this area has dropped thanks to this in addition, offering work to more than 31 aloe vera farm owners directly. They already have the organic certification NOP / EU for the production of Aloe Vera. For now each lot sold to CAC was awarded 3% of the purchase price as Fair trade premium, but this has not been enough to start a project. The money is in the account and there is a register of all that has been sold in Fair for Life quality so far.
Use of Fair Trade PremiumThe premium generated by the little product sold has remained in the bank waiting to start production at 100% and thus generate enough to begin with improvements in the community, especially in education and health. Currently the company is diagnosing the needs of workers, producers and community to be able to invest the fair trade premium, which up to now adds up to a quantity of Q 170,000.00.

Reached percentage of the applicable Total Norm Points for the overall performance
Percentage103 %

Date of Certification
First05.03.2010
Last Update05.12.2016

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