Certified Operator (Certification Applicant)Canaan Fair Trade Handler5 stars

Place, CountryJenin, Palestinian Territory, Occupied


Certified Productsolive oil, almonds, jojoba oil, freekeh, maftoul, olives, carob syrup, tomatoes sun dried, za'atar, honey, tapanades, spreadsfair for life logo
Certification ProgrammeFair for Life - Social & Fair Trade Certification
Handling Operations
ChapterContent of the Fair for Life - Social & Fair Trade ProgrammeNormRating
4.1.1Fair Trade Sourcing1629
4.1.2Support and Promotion of Fair Trade Producers and Products69
4.1.3Traceability and Product Handling2623
4.2.1Partnership and Favourable Trading Terms3036
4.2.2Fair for Life Pricing and Fair Trade Development Premiums1619
Total Score Handling Operations116
Points Reached Last Year (Handling Operations): 118
Social Impact
Social Impact & Special AchievementsCanaan Fair Trade is an innovative company in Palestine that exists since 2004 and has been devoted to implementing the principles of fair trade from the beginning, as is also reflected in its name. The company provides very good employmeent opportunities to workers in the Jenin / Berqin area with a high standard of social responsibility and team spirit. In addition, Canaan Fair Trade - through its partner PFTA - reaches out to more than 1.200 farmers and members of women cooperatives and their families, providing income for many households throughout Palestine. Many of the company's products are certified organic (various organic systems), which ensures a high level of product quality and integrity, achieves good product prices (fair trade prices and organic premium to farmers) and has a positive environmental impact. In addition, Canaan is active in promoting research in agriculture and implementing agricultural and environmental projects through its research subsidiary CORE.
Use of Fair Trade PremiumFairTrade Premium use is divided into an add-on to farmers’ income and social activities financed by the Palestine Fair Trade Association (1 % of the 5 - 10 % premium) and the village cooperatives (1 % of the 5 - 10 % premium).

Reached percentage of the applicable Total Norm Points for the overall performance
Percentage128 %

Date of Certification
Last Update01.03.2017

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