Certified Operator (Certification Applicant)Canaan Fair Trade Processing Activities5 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
Hired Labour
ChapterContent of the Fair for Life - Social & Fair Trade ProgrammeNormRating
2.1.1No Forced Labour1213
2.1.2Freedom of Association and Right to Collective Bargaining2626
2.1.3No Child Labour and Protection of Young Workers22
2.1.4Transparent and Human Disciplinary Practices109
2.1.5Equal Treatment and Opportunities1422
2.1.6Health and Safety5258
2.2.1Contracts and Good Relation between Employer and Workforce1423
2.2.3Social Security and Social Benefits2235
2.2.4Working Hours and Paid Leave3240
2.2.5Regular Employment1214
2.3.1Commitment and Management of Social Responsibility1413
2.3.2Community Relations618
2.3.3Respecting Rights of Indigenous and Local Peoples22
2.3.4Animal Rights66
Total Score Hired Labour318
Points Reached Last Year (Hired Labour): 345
Environmental Criteria
ChapterContent of the IMO Environmental ProgrammeNormRating
2.4.1Water Conservation and Water/Air Polution1214
2.4.2Energy Management and Climate Change813
2.4.3Ecosystem Management1816
2.4.4Waste Management66
Total Score Environmental Criteria49
Points Reached Last Year (Environmental Criteria): 44
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
Percentage127 %

Date of Certification
Last Update01.03.2017

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