Certified Operator (Certification Applicant)Savannah Fruits Company Ltd. - 3rd year artisans4 stars

Place, CountryTamale, Ghana


Certified Productsshea nuts, shea butterfair for life logo
Certification ProgrammeFair for Life - Social & Fair Trade Certification
Artisan Operation
ChapterContent of the For Life - Corporate Social Responsibility ProgrammeNormRating
5.1.1Transparent Administration and Relation with Producers2222
5.1.2Pricing and Producer Payments1420
5.1.3Non-Discrimination and Gender Aspects811
5.1.4Internal Control System2013
5.2.1Sourcing Policy84
5.2.2Fair Relations to Primary Producers42
5.2.3Sub-Groups and Joint Sourcing42
5.3.1Children and Young Workers in Group Members Production1414
5.3.2Working Conditions in Group Members` Production3030
5.4.2Employment Conditions for Producer Group Staff2627
5.5.1Commitment to and Management of Social Responsibility67
5.5.2Community Relations214
5.5.3Respecting Rights of Indigenous and Local Peoples44
5.6.1Internal Monitoring of Environmental Aspects44
5.6.2Environmental Performance of Producers2424
5.6.3Environmental Performance of Processing Group2426
5.7.1Fair Trade Policy and Producer Empowerment88
5.7.2Fair Trade Pricing1616
5.7.3Fair Trade Development Premium Administration and Use1615
5.7.4Accountable Trade Relations to Buyers1616
Total Score Artisan Operation279
Points Reached Last Year (Artisan Operation): 242
Social Impact
Social Impact & Special AchievementsSFC has made a social impact with Fair for Life certification through increasing the safety of the processing centres and ensuring a fair and beneficial partnership with suppliers. The program is reaching shea butter processors in rural Ghana, bringing Fair for Life certified value addition at source. Enhances groups production and profitability through fair-trade partners such as supporting groups by putting up structures at the processing centres, providing equipments for efficient shea butter production at centres, connection of water to processing centres, sponsoring producers to international shea conferences and paying extra bonuses for shea butter orders produced by the groups in addition to the market prices.
Use of Fair Trade PremiumPremium used to upgrade processing centres for central production and also upgrade centres to organic standards for organic certification. This includes constructing additional rooms and sheds; purchasing additional pieces of equipment (roasters, kneaders) and utensils (basins, ladles, etc) to increase productivity; constructing of water reservoirs and purchasing polytanks for stable water supply.

Reached percentage of the applicable Total Norm Points for the overall performance
Percentage103 %

Date of Certification
Last Update17.01.2018

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