Certified Operator (Certification Applicant)RACINES Senegal4 stars

Place, CountryDakar, Senegal


Certified Productsbissap red flower, bissap white flower, bissap white powder, bissap red powderfair 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 Values88
2Commitment to and Management of Fair Trade Policy00
3Respect of Human Rights and Decent Working Conditions173118
4Respect of the Environment3622
5Local Development and Community Relations54
6Trading and Supply chain relations32
8Traceability, Transparency and Respect of the Consumer2823
9Managing Certification and Performance1714
Total Score Performance Rating191
Certification for fair trade and responsible supply chains
Impact, special achievements & commitmentsEN/FR

For several years, RACINES company has made the bet of offering its customers food and cosmetic products from quality organic farming, from Sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean. The company works to develop traditional products from tropical countries and has always been a committed player forged on strong values:
Promote local productions
Participate in the sustainable economic development of small producers and local businesses
Promote traditional products from Africa and the Indian Ocean on Western markets
Racines Senegal was created in 2015 in Dakar with its own processing and packaging workshop to control the entire organic sector.
Today, its range of organic and fair trade Roots products is growing thanks to a close link with its local partners through:
Significant technical support to support each actor in the supply-chain and ensure quality products.
Financial support is provided to producers for organic and fair trade certifications.
Contracts have been signed directly between Racines Sénégal and producers (GIE, cooperatives ...) for the production and processing of bissap, moringa and chilli.

Depuis plusieurs années, la société RACINES a fait le pari de proposer à ses clients des produits alimentaires et cosmétiques issus de l'agriculture biologique de qualité, en provenance d'Afrique Sub-Saharienne et l'Océan indien. L 'entreprise travaille pour développer les produits traditionnels des pays tropicaux et a toujours été un acteur engagé et forgé sur des valeurs fortes :
Valoriser les productions locales
Participer au développement économique durable des petits producteurs et entreprises locales
Promouvoir les produits traditionnels d’Afrique et d’Océan Indien sur les marchés occidentaux
Racines Sénégal a été créé en 2015 à Dakar avec son propre atelier de transformation et de conditionnement pour maîtriser l'ensemble de la filière BIO.
Aujourd’hui sa gamme de produits Racines BIO biologiques et équitables se développe grâce à un lien étroit avec ses partenaires locaux par :
Un appui technique important afin d’accompagner chaque maillon des filières et assurer des produits de qualité.
Un appui financier est apporté aux producteurs pour les certifications biologiques et équitables.
Des contrats ont été directement passés entre Racines Sénégal et des producteurs (GIE,copératives...) pour la production et la transformation de bissap, de moringa et de piment.

Reached percentage of the applicable Total Norm Points for the overall performance
Percentage77 %

Date of Certification
Last Update29.03.2023

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