Certified Operator (Certification Applicant)Racines SA5 stars

Place, Country34 397 Montpellier, France


Certified Productscassava flour, cassava semolina, tapioca, sweet potato flour, banana plantain flour, hibiscus flower, fruit jam, hibiscus flower powder, hibiscus flower pieces, turmeric powder, turmeric strips, cassava couscous, pepper, fruit preparation, combava powder, combava leavesfair for life logo
Certification ProgrammeFair for Life - Social & Fair Trade Certification
Performance Rating
ChapterContent of the Fair For Life - Social & Fair Trade ProgrammeMaximumRating
1Core Principles and Values1010
2Commitment to and Management of Fair Trade Policy84
3Respect of Human Rights and Decent Working Conditions242170
4Respect of the Environment7053
5Local Development and Community Relations88
6Trading and Supply chain relations7853
8Traceability, Transparency and Respect of the Consumer3628
9Managing Certification and Performance1717
Total Score Performance Rating348
Certification for fair trade and responsible supply chains
Impact, special achievements & commitmentsEN/FR

Racines is a French company that imports and markets food products from Africa and the Indian Ocean.
For more than 30 years, Racines has been working to promote traditional products from tropical countries. Committed since the beginning, the company has been built on strong values:
Promote local productions.
Participate in the sustainable economic development of local producers.
Promote traditional products from Africa and the Indian Ocean on Western markets.
Today, Racines develops its organic brands Racines Bio and Matahi thanks to a close link with its local partners:
- Racines' subsidiaries in Benin, Senegal and Madagascar provide technical support to accompany each link in the chain towards more virtuous practices and ensure quality products.
- Financial support is provided to producers for organic certification and fair trade labeling.
- Racines is committed with its partners through projects that allow the development of new local sectors.

Racines est une entreprise française qui importe et commercialise des produits alimentaires d’Afrique et de l’Océan Indien.
Depuis plus de 30 ans, Racines travaille pour développer les produits traditionnels des pays tropicaux. Engagée depuis ses débuts, l’entreprise est construite sur des valeurs fortes :
Valoriser les productions locales.
Participer au développement économique durable des producteurs locaux.
Promouvoir les produits traditionnels d’Afrique et de l’Océan Indien sur les marchés occidentaux.
Aujourd’hui, Racines développe ses marques biologiques Racines Bio et Matahi grâce à un lien étroit avec ses partenaires locaux :
- Les filiales de Racines implantées au Bénin, au Sénégal et à Madagascar assurent un appui technique afin d’accompagner chaque maillon des filières vers des pratiques plus vertueuses et assurer des produits de qualité.
- Un appui financier est apporté aux producteurs pour les certifications biologiques et labellisations équitables.
- Racines s’engage avec ses partenaires à travers des projets permettant de développer de nouvelles filières locales.

Reached percentage of the applicable Total Norm Points for the overall performance
Percentage86 %

Date of Certification
Last Update27.01.2022

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