Certified Operator (Certification Applicant)Olivado (EPZ) Ltd - Producer Group4 stars

Place, CountryNairobi, Kenya

Contactwww.olivado.com

Certified Productsavocado oil extra virgin, avocado oil cold pressed extra virgin, avocadosfair 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 Producers1214
3.1.2Pricing and Producer Payments1414
3.1.3Non-discrimination and Gender Aspects1013
3.1.4Internal Control System2018
3.2.1Child Labour and Young Workers on Producer Farms1215
3.2.2Working Conditions on Producer Farms2424
3.3.1Basic Labour Rights for Producer Group Staff2827
3.3.2Employment Conditions for Producer Group Staff2626
3.4.1Commitment to and Management of Social Responsibility88
3.4.2Community Relations411
3.4.3Respecting Rights of Indigenous and Local Peoples44
3.6.1Fair Trade Policy and Producer Empowerment65
3.6.2Fair Trade Pricing1411
3.6.3Fair Trade Development Premium Administration and Use66
3.6.4Accountable Trade Relations to Buyers1616
Total Score Group Operation212
Points Reached Last Year (Group Operation): 132
Environmental Criteria
ChapterContent of the IMO Environmental ProgrammeNormRating
3.5.1Internal Monitoring of Environmental Aspects44
3.5.2Environmental Performance of Producers2430
Total Score Environmental Criteria34
Points Reached Last Year (Environmental Criteria): 36
Social Impact
Social Impact & Special AchievementsSince the beginning in the 2008, Olivado has shown great efforts to act as a socially responsible and fair company. All contracted farmers have a contract, and Olivado supports these producers with training on organic and fair trade issues. The role of women in the society is actively encouraged by Olivado. Since Olivado contracts such a large number of farmers whose farms are scattered across a very large region, establishment of community projects isn't realistic. Farmers are therefore directly paid the premium as additional income. Training is offered by the company to the farmers on how to invest the sales proceeds. Many farmers have bought livestock or built houses with the premium money they received. Olivado's main objective is to be able to make a big difference in the lives of their contracted smallholders, by increasing both their productivity and the quality of production. In order to satisfy the expectation of farmers, Olivado has established a packhouse for packing of fresh avocados. The company is currently buying fresh fruits for export and thus offer the farmers more benefits in terms of better prices.
Use of Fair Trade PremiumOlivado pays the FairTrade fund directly to individual farmers. Most farmers invest their money into sustainable business investment such as livestock. This decision was arrived at after the operator looked into the actual needs of the contracted farmers, as no community projects can be carried out due to very scattered farmer location. The programme is spread out in seven counties.

Reached percentage of the applicable Total Norm Points for the overall performance
Percentage106 %

Date of Certification
First18.08.2008
Last Update05.12.2017

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