Certified Operator (Certification Applicant)Guayaki Mate Producers Brazil5 stars

Place, CountryTurvo, Brazil


Certified Productsyerba mate driedfair 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 Values66
2Commitment to and Management of Fair Trade Policy2716
3Respect of Human Rights and Decent Working Conditions13891
4Respect of the Environment166141
5Local Development and Community Relations117
6Trading and Supply chain relations6447
8Traceability, Transparency and Respect of the Consumer1915
9Managing Certification and Performance3830
Total Score Performance Rating413
Certification for fair trade and responsible supply chains
Impact, special achievements & commitmentsGUAYAKI commenced operations in 1996 with the vision of conservation and regeneration of tropical forests in South America. In 2009, GUAYAKI became the first Fair for Life Certification certified yerba mate company. In addition, GUAYAKI is a member of the Fair Trade Federation and holds organic (USDA) and kosher certifications.
In Brazil, they operate in 7 communities, including Marrecas, Mangueirinha and Rio da Areia Indigenous Areas, Turvo and Guarapuava Producers Group, Faxinal São Roquinho and Quilombolas, contributing to the development in the areas of food production, sports, education and the environment. 976 families living in these communities through the marketing of yerba mate and the application of the Fair For Life Award.
Main businesses in the communities: yerba mate and pine nut harvest, traditional indigenous handicraft production and rural tourism, grain agricultural production, milk production, animal husbandry.
Use of Fair Trade Premium

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

Date of Certification
Last Update21.02.2020

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