Certified Operator (Certification Applicant)Guayaki Mate Producers Brazil4 stars

Place, CountryTurvo, Brazil


Certified Productsyerba mate driedfair for life logo
Certification ProgrammeFair for Life - Social & Fair Trade Certification
New modules
ChapterContent of the Fair For Life - Social & Fair Trade ProgrammeMaximumRating
1Core Principles and Values66
2Commitment to and Management of Fair Trade Policy235
3Respect of Human Rights and Decent Working Conditions208130
4Respect of the Environment185150
5Local Development and Community Relations117
6Trading and Supply chain relations6044
8Traceability, Transparency and Respect of the Consumer1910
9Managing Certification and Performance4633
Total Score New modules445
Certification for fair trade and responsible supply chains
Impact, special achievements & commitmentsGUAYAKI started its operations in 1996 with the vision of protecting and restoring the rainforests of South America. In 2009, GUAYAKI became the first Yerba Mate company certified under the Fair for Life Certification. Aside from that, GUAYAKI is a member of the Fair Trade Federation and holds the organic (USDA) and Kosher certications.
The company operates from primary production, involving indigenous communities and producer groups, to the production of various types of processed products based on Yerba Mate.

Marrecas Kaingang
Number of families: 125

Marrecas Guarani
Number of families: 23

Number of families: 710

Rio da Areia
Number of families: 27

Main business in the indigenous communities: harvesting of yerba mate and pinion. Production of traditional native handicraft to local buyers and grains.

Number of families: 54
Main business: harvesting of yerba mate and pinion. Agricultural production of grains. Concern with the regeneration, conservation and preservation of local ecosystems.
Use of Fair Trade Premium

Reached percentage of the applicable Total Norm Points for the overall performance
Percentage75 %

Date of Certification
Last Update05.12.2017

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