Certified Operator (Certification Applicant)Earthoil Africa EPZ Ltd. - Processing3 stars

Place, CountryNairobi, Kenya


Certified Productstea tree oil, tea tree hydrosol, avocado oilfair for life logo
Certification ProgrammeFair for Life - Social & Fair Trade 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 Bargaining3034
2.1.3No Child Labour and Protection of Young Workers22
2.1.4Transparent and Human Disciplinary Practices1011
2.1.5Equal Treatment and Opportunities1416
2.1.6Health and Safety5463
2.2.1Contracts and Good Relation between Employer and Workforce1416
2.2.3Social Security and Social Benefits2430
2.2.4Working Hours and Paid Leave3234
2.2.5Regular Employment109
2.3.1Commitment and Management of Social Responsibility1415
2.3.2Community Relations69
2.3.3Respecting Rights of Indigenous and Local Peoples20
2.3.4Animal Rights67
2.5.1Accountable Trade Relations with Buyers140
2.5.2Fair Trade Policy and Worker Empowerment80
2.5.3Fair Trade Pricing140
2.5.4Fair Trade Development Premium Administration and Use180
Total Score Hired Labour283
Points Reached Last Year (Hired Labour): 249
Environmental Criteria
ChapterContent of the IMO Environmental ProgrammeNormRating
2.4.1Water Conservation and Water/Air Polution1216
2.4.2Energy Management and Climate Change810
2.4.3Ecosystem Management00
2.4.4Waste Management68
Total Score Environmental Criteria34
Points Reached Last Year (Environmental Criteria): 29
Social Impact
Social Impact & Special AchievementsThe Earthoil Africa EPZ Ltd processing factories are owned by the Earthoil Kenya Producer Group. The group presently consists of 553 smallholder farmers who produce tea tree leaves, palmarosa and geranium leaves. The benefits of Fair Trade reach the farmers, their workers and the whole community through the social projects from the Fair Trade fund.
Secondary school scholarships are provided for marginalized children. Since the beginning of the project 7 children have been given scholarships to attend the 4 year secondary school program.
In 2013 a premium investment has been made to buy a 2.8 acre piece of land with the objective of building a Social Hall.
The plot is in one of the poorest regions where farmers are scattered with few facilities available. The Social Hall will provide a place to meet and educate and also serve as a base for a doctor.

Earthoil Africa with tea tree, intends to give the farmers a stable source of income – this is by providing them with all the tools and support necessary for growing their crop, together with a secure market and a stable price. It is expected that the benefits of the project not only reach the producers themselves, but also their workers and the whole community by following all the criteria established in the policy regarding working conditions and Fair Trade Development Premium administration.
Use of Fair Trade PremiumThe Premium Fund Decision Comittee KOOFA decided for the funds to be spend for the building of a community hall. It can in the future be used for holding medical camps, training community students on computer classes, as library for community and holding meetings on literacy classes, entrepreneurship trainingsand others.

Reached percentage of the applicable Total Norm Points for the overall performance
Percentage95 %

Date of Certification
Last Update09.03.2016

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