Certified Operator (Certification Applicant)J. J. Kothari and Co. (ETH) Ltd. - Sululta3 stars

Place, CountryAddis Abeba, Ethiopia


Certified Productspeas, beans, chives, broccoli, lettuce, cauliflower, baby cornfor life logo
Certification ProgrammeFor Life - Social Responsibility Certification
Hired Labour
ChapterContent of the For Life - Corporate Social Responsibility ProgrammeNormRating
2.1.1No Forced Labour1212
2.1.2Freedom of Association and Right to Collective Bargaining3029
2.1.3No Child Labour and Protection of Young Workers22
2.1.4Transparent and Human Disciplinary Practices1010
2.1.5Equal Treatment and Opportunities1414
2.1.6Health and Safety5858
2.2.1Contracts and Good Relation between Employer and Workforce1413
2.2.3Social Security and Social Benefits1817
2.2.4Working Hours and Paid Leave2828
2.2.5Regular Employment44
2.3.1Commitment and Management of Social Responsibility1414
2.3.2Community Relations66
2.3.3Respecting Rights of Indigenous and Local Peoples66
2.3.4Animal Rights66
Total Score Hired Labour234
Points Reached Last Year (Hired Labour): 215
Environmental Criteria
ChapterContent of the IMO Environmental ProgrammeNormRating
2.4.1Water Conservation and Water/Air Polution1212
2.4.2Energy Management and Climate Change88
2.4.3Ecosystem Management1413
2.4.4Waste Management66
Total Score Environmental Criteria39
Points Reached Last Year (Environmental Criteria): 29
Social Impact
Social Impact & Special AchievementsThe management realized the non-availability of drinking water in the area and therefore decided to spend over ETB. 200,000.- to provide drinking water to the community. Everyday large number of people living in Suluta area come to the farm at the farm gate for their need of drinking water which is provided free of cost. Also employment priority is given to men/women who are physically challenged so that they can earn their livelihood. Company is also involved in various types of charity to the local community and this is in cash or kind. When local schools approach the company for various needs, these are provided. Whenever there is any celebration or event in the town, company provides necessary assistance in cash or kind.

Reached percentage of the applicable Total Norm Points for the overall performance
Percentage98 %

Date of Certification
Last Update17.10.2016

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