Certified Operator (Certification Applicant)Canaan Fair Trade Smallholder Project - PFTA - Palestine Fair Trade Association5 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
Group Operation
ChapterContent of the Fair for Life - Social & Fair Trade ProgrammeNormRating
3.1.1Transparent Adminstration and Relation with Producers1625
3.1.2Pricing and Producer Payments1618
3.1.3Non-discrimination and Gender Aspects1214
3.1.4Internal Control System2421
3.2.1Child Labour and Young Workers on Producer Farms1411
3.2.2Working Conditions on Producer Farms2824
3.3.1Basic Labour Rights for Producer Group Staff2831
3.3.2Employment Conditions for Producer Group Staff2222
3.4.1Commitment to and Management of Social Responsibility89
3.4.2Community Relations614
3.4.3Respecting Rights of Indigenous and Local Peoples44
3.6.1Fair Trade Policy and Producer Empowerment89
3.6.2Fair Trade Pricing1214
3.6.3Fair Trade Development Premium Administration and Use1817
3.6.4Accountable Trade Relations to Buyers1417
Total Score Group Operation250
Points Reached Last Year (Group Operation): 284
Environmental Criteria
ChapterContent of the IMO Environmental ProgrammeNormRating
3.5.1Internal Monitoring of Environmental Aspects44
3.5.2Environmental Performance of Producers2221
3.5.3Environmental Performance of Processing Group2222
Total Score Environmental Criteria47
Points Reached Last Year (Environmental Criteria): 30
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.
Use of Fair Trade PremiumFor olive oil, ca. 4-6% of the product’s purchase price are paid directly to farmers. An additional 1 % finances part of PFTA (ICS organization; social development programmes) and another 1 % is paid for social and environmental investment to about 50 cooperatives. Some cooperatives decide to invest the money into agricultural tools for their farms, while others use it for social investment in their villages (e.g. building new classrooms for local primary school, renovating meeting yard in village centre).

Reached percentage of the applicable Total Norm Points for the overall performance
Percentage107 %

Date of Certification
Last Update01.03.2017

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Enhancing the empowerment of Arab women in the Galilee region in northern Israel the non-profit organization producing olive oil is committed to inter-religious understanding.
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