Certified Operator (Certification Applicant)Earthoil Africa EPZ Ltd. - Producer Group5 stars

Place, CountryNairobi, Kenya


Certified Productstea tree oil, tea tree hydrosol, avocado oilfair 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 Producers2431
3.1.2Pricing and Producer Payments1621
3.1.3Non-discrimination and Gender Aspects1219
3.1.4Internal Control System2021
3.2.1Child Labour and Young Workers on Producer Farms1213
3.2.2Working Conditions on Producer Farms2826
3.3.1Basic Labour Rights for Producer Group Staff3033
3.3.2Employment Conditions for Producer Group Staff3033
3.4.1Commitment to and Management of Social Responsibility68
3.4.2Community Relations614
3.4.3Respecting Rights of Indigenous and Local Peoples45
3.6.1Fair Trade Policy and Producer Empowerment89
3.6.2Fair Trade Pricing1618
3.6.3Fair Trade Development Premium Administration and Use1616
3.6.4Accountable Trade Relations to Buyers1416
Total Score Group Operation283
Points Reached Last Year (Group Operation): 250
Environmental Criteria
ChapterContent of the IMO Environmental ProgrammeNormRating
3.5.1Internal Monitoring of Environmental Aspects45
3.5.2Environmental Performance of Producers2428
3.5.3Environmental Performance of Processing Group2228
Total Score Environmental Criteria61
Points Reached Last Year (Environmental Criteria): 52
Social Impact
Social Impact & Special AchievementsThe Earthoil Kenya Producer Group presently consists of 5553 smallholder farmers who produce tea tree leaves, palmarosa and geranium leaves, which are processed to oils by their own Earthoil Africa EPZ Ltd. processing factories. Earthoil Africa farmers are represented by the KOOFA Board, where three representatives of each farming region are actively engaged. Farmers are paid Fair Trade prices (agreed between Earthoil Africa and the Koofa Board) and there is a Fair Trade Policy in place. Secondary school scholarships are provided for marginalized children from the premium fund. Since the beginning of the project 7 children have been given scholarships to attend the 4 year secondary school program.
In 2013 a premium investment has been made to buy a 2.8 acre piece of land with the objective of building a Social Hall.
The plot is in one of the poorest regions where farmers are scattered with few facilities available. The Social Hall will provide a place to meet and educate and also serve as a base for a doctor.

Earthoil Africa with tea tree, intends to give the farmers a stable source of income – this is by providing them with all the tools and support necessary for growing their crop, together with a secure market and a stable price. It is expected that the benefits of the project not only reach the producers themselves, but also their workers and the whole community by following all the criteria established in the policy regarding working conditions and Fair Trade Development Premium administration.
Use of Fair Trade PremiumThe Premium Fund Decision Comittee KOOFA decided for the funds to be spend for the building of a community hall. It can in the future be used for holding medical camps, training community students on computer classes, as library for community and holding meetings on literacy classes, entrepreneurship trainingsand others.

Reached percentage of the applicable Total Norm Points for the overall performance
Percentage118 %

Date of Certification
Last Update09.03.2016

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