Certified Operator (Certification Applicant)Vegetal Extracts SA - Processing4 stars

Place, CountryGuastatoya, El Progreso, Guatemala

Certified Productsaloe verafair 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 Labour1212
2.1.2Freedom of Association and Right to Collective Bargaining3029
2.1.3No Child Labour and Protection of Young Workers22
2.1.4Transparent and Human Disciplinary Practices1010
2.1.5Equal Treatment and Opportunities1414
2.1.6Health and Safety5454
2.2.1Contracts and Good Relation between Employer and Workforce1414
2.2.3Social Security and Social Benefits2424
2.2.4Working Hours and Paid Leave2628
2.2.5Regular Employment88
2.3.1Commitment and Management of Social Responsibility1414
2.3.2Community Relations611
2.3.3Respecting Rights of Indigenous and Local Peoples44
2.3.4Animal Rights66
2.5.1Accountable Trade Relations with Buyers1415
2.5.2Fair Trade Policy and Worker Empowerment88
2.5.3Fair Trade Pricing88
2.5.4Fair Trade Development Premium Administration and Use65
Total Score Hired Labour291
Points Reached Last Year (Hired Labour): 280
Environmental Criteria
ChapterContent of the IMO Environmental ProgrammeNormRating
2.4.1Water Conservation and Water/Air Polution1010
2.4.2Energy Management and Climate Change87
2.4.3Ecosystem Management109
2.4.4Waste Management66
Total Score Environmental Criteria32
Points Reached Last Year (Environmental Criteria): 43
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
Percentage102 %

Date of Certification
Last Update05.12.2016

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