Certified Operator (Certification Applicant)Citadelle Maple Syrup Producers' Cooperative - Producer Group4 stars

Place, CountryPlessisville, Québec, Canada


Certified Productsmaple syrupfair for life logo
Certification ProgrammeFair for Life - Social & Fair Trade Certification
Group Operation
ChapterContent of the For Life - Corporate Social Responsibility ProgrammeNormRating
3.1.1Transparent Adminstration and Relation with Producers1423
3.1.2Pricing and Producer Payments00
3.1.3Non-discrimination and Gender Aspects1213
3.1.4Internal Control System2425
3.2.1Child Labour and Young Workers on Producer Farms1414
3.2.2Working Conditions on Producer Farms4232
3.3.1Basic Labour Rights for Producer Group Staff3234
3.3.2Employment Conditions for Producer Group Staff3028
3.4.1Commitment to and Management of Social Responsibility88
3.4.2Community Relations412
3.4.3Respecting Rights of Indigenous and Local Peoples00
3.6.1Fair Trade Policy and Producer Empowerment89
3.6.2Fair Trade Pricing00
3.6.3Fair Trade Development Premium Administration and Use00
3.6.4Accountable Trade Relations to Buyers00
Total Score Group Operation198
Points Reached Last Year (Group Operation): 187
Environmental Criteria
ChapterContent of the IMO Environmental ProgrammeNormRating
3.5.1Internal Monitoring of Environmental Aspects44
3.5.2Environmental Performance of Producers1818
3.5.3Environmental Performance of Processing Group1619
Total Score Environmental Criteria41
Points Reached Last Year (Environmental Criteria): 30
Social Impact
Social Impact & Special AchievementsCitadelle is present in the sectors having to do with the cooperation, whether it is with the Coop fédérée, Conseil québécois de la coopération et de la mutualité (CQCM) or Société de coopération pour le développement international (SOCODEVI) and others.
They are incorporated in the sector of maple syrup in the Conseil de l’industrie de l’érable (CIE), the Centre Acer, the Conseil nord-américain du sirop d’érable (CNASÉ), the Institut international du sirop d’érable (IISE) and many more.
They continue their corporate commitment with the Festival de l’Érable de Plessisville, the Festival Beauceron de l’Érable, the Festival des sucres de Saint-Pierre-Baptiste and the Cabane à sucre in the city.
Their social engagement is known in their region too, whether it is the Marathon de l’Espoir, the Centraide or Organisme de récupération anti-pauvreté de l’Érable (ORAPÉ) and others in partnership with the Fédération des producteurs acéricoles du Québec (FPAQ) in order to support the cause of the Club des petits déjeuners.
Use of Fair Trade PremiumThe Premium is paid out as dividend to all members.

Reached percentage of the applicable Total Norm Points for the overall performance
Percentage112 %

Date of Certification
Last Update20.07.2016

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