Certified Operator (Certification Applicant)Gurunanak Oil Mills (GNOM)4 stars

Place, CountryLIRA, Uganda

Certified Productsshea butterfair for life logo
Certification ProgrammeFair for Life - Social & Fair Trade Certification
Certification for fair trade and responsible supply chains
Impact, special achievements & commitmentsGuru Nanak Oil Mills (U) Ltd is a major player in the seed oil processing and refinery industry in northern Uganda. Its operation started in 1997; the business structure is in partnership with the legal status being Limited Liability Company. This is a house of natural products which has been working with the local community in Uganda to protect and develop the Shea butter industry and bring the medicinal qualities to the world. The products include pure natural certified organic Shea butter, certified organic by Ecocert SA. Guru nanak oil mills (u) ltd. Manufacturers of: first certified Organic shea butter in the world, from Uganda- Vitellaria Nilotica.

Organic certified by Ecocert SA, since 2006. With following organic standards:
• EC REG. 834/2007 and 889/2008 standard- European organic
• NOP-USDA- Organic standard-USA
The company is strategically located at plot 26 station road industrial areas in Lira town close to the main oil seed growing area and practically the centre of Shea nuts.
Shea nuts are not planted rather they grow wild and bear fruits without being weeded, or pruned. It pens and falls on it’s on where it’s collected, dried and sold whereby the company also participate in buying for their projects and later process it into finished products.
The vision and mission are as follows;
To provide affordable and natural health care to mankind
To encourage healing through natural means
To promote Ugandan products to the world market,

Company exports:- Shea butter to:
USA, Europe, Italy, CZ, Germany, Croatia, Holand, Denmark,
Poland, Lithuania, South Africa, UAE, Saudi Arabia,
UK, Canada, Hongkong, China, Korea, India, etc

Reached percentage of the applicable Total Norm Points for the overall performance
Percentage72 %

Date of Certification
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