Certified Operator (Certification Applicant)Guayaki Sustainable Rainforest Products Inc.5 stars

Place, CountrySebastopol, California, United States

Contactguayaki.com, rbruehl@guayaki.com

Certified Productsyerba mate, yerba mate leaves, yerba mate powder, yerba mate roasted, yerba mate tea blends, yerba mate beveragesfair 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 Values1212
2Commitment to and Management of Fair Trade Policy88
3Respect of Human Rights and Decent Working Conditions179153
4Respect of the Environment3434
5Local Development and Community Relations88
6Trading and Supply chain relations2219
7Empowerment00
8Traceability, Transparency and Respect of the Consumer3633
9Managing Certification and Performance1717
Total Score Performance Rating284
Certification for fair trade and responsible supply chains
Impact, special achievements & commitmentsEstablished in 1996, Guayakí Sustainable Rainforest Products sources shade-grown yerba mate that incentivizes conservation of the South American Atlantic Rainforest and financially supports the Indigenous and small-hold yerba mate producers who steward the forest. The agroforestry model Guayakí supports in Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil plays an important role in helping to defend one of the most biodiverse biomes in the world and protect its essential ecosystem services.

As a Fair for Life Brand Holder, Guayakí Sustainable Rainforest Products commits to decent working conditions for all employees and fair sourcing practices and responsibilities in our yerba mate supply chain. Fair for Life certification assures that human rights are safeguarded at any stage of production, with producers and processors receiving good wages and fair working conditions. Our Fair Trade commitment improves the livelihood of the Indigenous communities and small-hold producers we partner with in South America by providing funds for social events, community projects, infrastructure improvements, and health services.

Reached percentage of the applicable Total Norm Points for the overall performance
Percentage105 %

Date of Certification
First12.06.2009
Last Update13.01.2022

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