Certified Operator (Certification Applicant)Alaffia Grass Collection and Processing - Collector Group5 stars

Place, CountrySokode, Togo

Contactwww.alaffia.com

Certified Productsgrasses driedfair for life logo
Certification ProgrammeFair for Life - Social & Fair Trade Certification
Wild Collection
ChapterContent of the For Life - Corporate Social Responsibility ProgrammeNormRating
6.1.1Transparent Adminstration and Relations with Producers1619
6.1.2Pricing and Producer Payments1415
6.1.3Non-Discrimination and Gender Aspects1217
6.1.4Internal Control System2224
6.2.1Child Labour and Young Workers in the Collection Process1215
6.4.1Commitment to and Management of Social Responsibility88
6.4.2Community Relations812
6.4.3Respecting Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities1617
6.5.1Internal Monitoring of Environmental Aspects44
6.5.2Environmental Aspects of Collection2222
6.5.3Environmental Performance Group Operation´s Processing2230
6.6.1Fair Trade Policy and Collector Empowerment67
6.6.2Fair Trade Pricing1417
6.6.3Fair Trade Development Premium Administration and Use1618
6.6.4Accountable Trade Relations to Buyers1419
Total Score Wild Collection244
Points Reached Last Year (Wild Collection): 236
Social Impact
Social Impact & Special AchievementsThe main target groups for Fair Trade within their organization are the same groups they target for employment. The Fulani ethnic group is generally underrepresented in all formal sectors – employment, education, government spending, non-government aid. Therefore, Fulani villages are targeted to receive community projects. However, they do not limit their projects to the Fulani ethnic group. In fact, they make a concerted effort to include as many ethnic groups as possible in their various community projects. In addition, they target women, as they are underrepresented in much the same way in that they are also excluded from the various formal sectors, especially if they are illiterate. Poverty and illiteracy are two major factors for the high maternal death rate in their community, for example. Their other major target group is students. In rural Togo, the dropout rate is incredibly high. Children face many obstacles in obtaining an education, but many of these can be overcome relatively simply. They have several projects aimed at encouraging and aiding students to stay in school. See their Social and Fair Trade History document and Social and Fair Trade Policy for further information on their target organizations and how they distribute their „premium“ to their communities.
Use of Fair Trade PremiumThe organization was set up to empower women and combat poverty. Expenditures far exceed fair trade premium standards. The collection and shipping of used bicycles from the US and their distribution to communities beyond those that participate in the cooperative and shea nut collection shows a significant impact on drop out rates. Furthermore, projects to foster maternal health, provide school materials and help with reforestation are financed with premium money.

Reached percentage of the applicable Total Norm Points for the overall performance
Percentage118 %

Date of Certification
First07.04.2016
Last Update25.07.2017

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