Certified Operator (Certification Applicant)AAK BF5 stars

Place, CountryBobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso


Certified Productsshea kernelsfair 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 Policy85
3Respect of Human Rights and Decent Working Conditions193139
4Respect of the Environment5330
5Local Development and Community Relations54
6Trading and Supply chain relations8661
8Traceability, Transparency and Respect of the Consumer2620
9Managing Certification and Performance1716
Total Score Performance Rating294
Certification for fair trade and responsible supply chains
Impact, special achievements & commitmentsEN/FR

For several decades, AAK has been involved in the shea sector in Burkina Faso and more broadly in West Africa. After having developed a direct supplying program with women's groups respecting criteria of transparency, traceability and capacity building of organizations, AAK wanted to strengthen its commitment by developing a fair trade supply-chain with the women's groups involved in shea butter in Burkina Faso. Satisfied by a promising start, AAK now wishes to participate in the development of the Fair Trade sector by supporting new operators to integrate fair trade good practices and by setting up solid commercial partnerships.

Depuis plusieurs décennies, AAK est engagé dans le secteur du karité au Burkina Faso et plus largement en Afrique de l'Ouest. Après avoir développé un programme d'approvisionnement direct auprès de groupements de femmes respectant des critères de transparence, de traçabilité et de renforcement des capacités des organisations, AAK a souhaité renforcer son engagement en développant une filière équitable avec les groupements de femmes impliquées dans le secteur du karité au Burkina Faso. Satisfait par un début de collaboration prometteur, AAK souhaite à présent participer au développement de la filière équitable en accompagnant de nouveaux opérateurs à intégrer les bonnes pratiques équitables et en mettant en place de solides partenariats commerciaux.

Reached percentage of the applicable Total Norm Points for the overall performance
Percentage82 %

Date of Certification
Last Update25.02.2022

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