Certified Operator (Certification Applicant)Power Maw Shan4 stars

Place, CountryMingalardon Township, Yangon, Myanmar

Contactmawshan.com, linpyaehtun@mawshan.com

Certified Productstea black, tea green, tea whitefair 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 Values1414
2Commitment to and Management of Fair Trade Policy275
3Respect of Human Rights and Decent Working Conditions266158
4Respect of the Environment183143
5Local Development and Community Relations1610
6Trading and Supply chain relations6030
7Empowerment6129
8Traceability, Transparency and Respect of the Consumer1612
9Managing Certification and Performance4621
Total Score Performance Rating422
Certification for fair trade and responsible supply chains
Impact, special achievements & commitmentsPower Maw Shan Co, Ltd (Myanmar), is a leading Myanmar tea company, established in 1986, starting as a family business of growing and processing tea in Southern Shan State, Pindaya. Commitment to fair trade principles is in the core of Power Maw Shan operations, a company with strong links to the local community. While continuously improving its tea processing and trading, founders of Maw Shan decided to expand its production and started buying tea from surround tea farmers under smallholder cultivation. The company understands, that key to quality and consistent production is maintaining close relationship with their farmers. In 2019, they work with over 200 smallholder farmers!
Innovation never stops at Maw Shan: Their range of products covers not only traditional green and black (red) tea, but also fermented tea, which can be eaten as a snack, white tea and even ancient tree tea from 400-year-old tea bushes!
Company’s commitment to environmental sustainability led to full overhaul of its production, turning to biodiesel powered drying facilities and water recycling. They were the first company in Myanmar to certify its suppliers as EU/ USDA organic, which opened the doors to export markets. Fair for Life certification is an important step for them to evaluate their policies and procedures against best practices, communicate importance of fair trade principles towards their suppliers, clients and employees and support their farmer community initiatives.

Reached percentage of the applicable Total Norm Points for the overall performance
Percentage67 %

Date of Certification
First10.10.2019
Last Update23.06.2021

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