Certified Operator (Certification Applicant)Real Raw Shea FFL4 stars

Place, CountryKokomlemle, Accra, Ghana

Contacthttps://realrawshea.com, aisha@realrawshea.com

Certified Productsshea kernels, shea butterfair 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 Policy1510
3Respect of Human Rights and Decent Working Conditions164104
4Respect of the Environment6734
5Local Development and Community Relations1610
6Trading and Supply chain relations3117
8Traceability, Transparency and Respect of the Consumer1812
9Managing Certification and Performance3522
Total Score Performance Rating235
Certification for fair trade and responsible supply chains
Impact, special achievements & commitmentsEn/Fr
Real Raw Shea (RRS) was founded by two Ghanaian-Americans in 2017 who were interested in shea butter and the desire to promote sustainability among marginalized women who produce shea butter. Further, RRS's co-founder Aisha's family hails from the Savannah Region where the Karite Tree is plentiful, and the cooperatives RRS works with are from there. Real Raw Shea is completely committed to supporting underserved women, which is echoed in both our mission and vision statement. RRS has founded and supported Bewulonso Women Shea Processing Cooperative. Additionally, while the Bewulonso Cooperative serves as contractors to RRS, they are completely free to work with other buyers as well. Annually, we also donate a portion of our profits to the communities we parter with. Funds can be used for grants, education, special projects, etc. To further enforce our commitment to the women RRS works with, we are applying for our FFL and FL Certification. Currently, the women we work with are paid rates oftentimes above the Fair Trade Rate. Obtaining our FFL and FL Certification will help RRS and their contractors all around. Buyers are willing to pay a premium for FFL and FL certificatied suppliers. In turn, we can command higher revenues which will also positively affect the women we source our nuts from and produce our shea butter. While we are in year 2 of our certification application, we are committed to obtaining certifications for Y3, and Y4.

Reached percentage of the applicable Total Norm Points for the overall performance
Percentage69 %

Date of Certification
Last Update12.10.2022

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