Certified Operator (Certification Applicant)Alaffia US, LLC dba Alaffia, dba EveryDay Shea5 stars

Place, CountryOlympia, Washington, United States


Certified Productsshea butter, palm oil red, coconut oil, soap, hair care, body carefair 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 Values44
2Commitment to and Management of Fair Trade Policy88
3Respect of Human Rights and Decent Working Conditions239186
4Respect of the Environment9167
5Local Development and Community Relations1613
6Trading and Supply chain relations7867
8Traceability, Transparency and Respect of the Consumer4338
9Managing Certification and Performance2523
Total Score Performance Rating412
Certification for fair trade and responsible supply chains
Impact, special achievements & commitmentsAlaffia was founded under the fundamental guiding principles of being kind, grateful, and humble. We embed the wellbeing of future societies, of the earth and of communities beyond our own immediate geography on each decision and action we make.
Alaffia was created as a way for individuals to directly participate in reducing poverty conditions, as this is fundamental to the success of our communities. Fair working conditions, fair pay, and fair treatment of all participants forms the base of this success. Alaffia’s fair trade premium is realized through the support of several long-term community empowerment projects that we conduct throughout our producer communities in Togo. The organization was created to fund these empowerment projects, and they are a fundamental part of our existence. The types, scope and recipients of our projects are determined by need, feasibility and maximum impact (ability to reduce poverty). Projects are carried out in member communities, collector communities, and other disadvantaged communities in the region.
As part of our fair trade commitment, employees in our Washington enterprise will be encouraged to participate in these community projects. This serves a dual purpose – to connect individuals and communities across the globe, and to integrate Alaffia USA and our employees into our Washington communities. Participating in these projects helps employees realize their connections in the world and that their daily work to feed families can help to alleviate poverty for families in other communities.
Our achievments include:
-Over 7,482 bicycles donated, shipped, and distributed to 60 different villages in Togo, with ver 90% retention rates (staying in school)for student recipients
-32,842 students in all regions of Togo supplied with learning materials, donated in large part by our retailer partners
-4,463 births funded in Togo, reducing maternal and infant mortality rates and ending female genital mutilation in our Togolese communities
-57,575 fruit, forage and native trees planted to combat deforestation and improve food security for our producer families
-Construction of 12 schools in central and northern Togo

Reached percentage of the applicable Total Norm Points for the overall performance
Percentage91 %

Date of Certification
Last Update05.03.2018

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