Certified Operator (Certification Applicant)Virtus Natura Chile SPA4 stars

Place, CountryLinares, Chile


Certified Productsblueberry juice, blueberry-cherry juice, blueberry-maqui juicefair 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 Bargaining2827
2.1.3No Child Labour and Protection of Young Workers22
2.1.4Transparent and Human Disciplinary Practices1013
2.1.5Equal Treatment and Opportunities1414
2.1.6Health and Safety5454
2.2.1Contracts and Good Relation between Employer and Workforce1415
2.2.3Social Security and Social Benefits2021
2.2.4Working Hours and Paid Leave2829
2.2.5Regular Employment66
2.3.1Commitment and Management of Social Responsibility1411
2.3.2Community Relations87
2.3.3Respecting Rights of Indigenous and Local Peoples66
2.3.4Animal Rights44
2.5.1Accountable Trade Relations with Buyers1212
2.5.2Fair Trade Policy and Worker Empowerment87
2.5.3Fair Trade Pricing1212
2.5.4Fair Trade Development Premium Administration and Use1817
Total Score Hired Labour287
Points Reached Last Year (Hired Labour): 288
Environmental Criteria
ChapterContent of the IMO Environmental ProgrammeNormRating
2.4.1Water Conservation and Water/Air Polution1213
2.4.2Energy Management and Climate Change87
2.4.3Ecosystem Management1818
2.4.4Waste Management66
Total Score Environmental Criteria44
Points Reached Last Year (Environmental Criteria): 51
Social Impact
Social Impact & Special AchievementsVirtus Natura has been consistent with its vision of using sustainable and respectfull processes towards the environment, a fair relation with their employees as well as respecting the community around them.
There has been a greater impact on their workers, as they were more motivated in the production of products for the export because they get a premium and this has generated engagement of the workers with the company.
Use of Fair Trade PremiumFor 2015 the premium has been used for a fond of health in order to support 2 workers having problems with their health and a fond for education for benefitting 3 workers who study parallel to their work at Virtus Natura.

Reached percentage of the applicable Total Norm Points for the overall performance
Percentage100 %

Date of Certification
Last Update19.11.2015

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An innovative company that imports, ripens, packs and distributes exotic fruits and vegetables, provides a very pleasant, friendly and safe workplace with very good working conditions even compared to already high Dutch Labour standards.
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