Certified Operator (Certification Applicant)CECAB (Coopérative de production et d'exportation de cacao biologique)5 stars

Place, CountrySao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe

Certified Productscocoa dried / cacao secfair for life logo
Certification ProgrammeFair for Life - Social & Fair Trade Certification
New modules
ChapterContent of the Fair For Life - Social & Fair Trade ProgrammeMaximumRating
1Core Principles and Values88
2Commitment to and Management of Fair Trade Policy2422
3Respect of Human Rights and Decent Working Conditions233195
4Respect of the Environment156143
5Local Development and Community Relations1615
6Trading and Supply chain relations7068
8Traceability, Transparency and Respect of the Consumer2323
9Managing Certification and Performance4645
Total Score New modules577
Certification for fair trade and responsible supply chains
Impact, special achievements & commitmentsCECAB is a farmer organization of more than 2000 small farmers distributed in 36 communities (villages) of Sao Tome and has been regularly organic and fair trade certified by ECOCERT since 2001.
The fresh cocoa is fermented and dried in appropriate facilities within each planters' association to ensure the quality of the cocoa. As a result, it produces a high quality cocoa and covers more than 40% of the island's cocoa exports. Its main client is the French chocolate maker KAOKA.
It benefits from the technical and financial support of partners such as KAOKA (its client) and the Support Program to Small Commercial Agriculture (PAPAC).
Its vision is to improve productivity and strengthen smallholders' structures to better meet the demands of the international market.

"La Coopérative de Production et d’Exportation de Cacao Biologique (CECAB) est une organisation paysanne de plus de 2000 petits planteurs repartis dans 36 communautés (villages) de Sao Tomé. Elle est régulièrement certifiée bio et attestée équitable par ECOCERT depuis 2001.
Le cacao frais est fermenté et séché dans des infrastructures adéquates aménagées au sein de chaque association de planteurs de sorte à garantir la qualité du cacao. De ce fait, elle produit un cacao d'excellente qualité et couvre plus de 40% des exportations de l’île en cacao. Son principal client est la chocolaterie française KAOKA.
Elle bénéficie des appuis techniques et financiers de partenaires tels que KAOKA (son client) et du Programme d’Appui à la Petite Agriculture Commerciale (PAPAC).
Sa vision est l’amélioration de la productivité et le renforcement de la structuration des petits planteurs pour mieux faire face aux exigences du marché international. "

Reached percentage of the applicable Total Norm Points for the overall performance
Percentage101 %

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