Certified Operator (Certification Applicant)Esco Kivu SARL - Watalinga4 stars

Place, CountryWatalinga, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the

Certified Productscocoa beans driedfair 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 Policy2715
3Respect of Human Rights and Decent Working Conditions239149
4Respect of the Environment171135
5Local Development and Community Relations148
6Trading and Supply chain relations6236
8Traceability, Transparency and Respect of the Consumer1914
9Managing Certification and Performance4634
Total Score Performance Rating442
Certification for fair trade and responsible supply chains
Impact, special achievements & commitmentsEN/FR

Esco Kivu is a private company established in DR Congo in 1970, it has 2 sites including Watalinga's site which is FFL, ORGANIC and UTZ certified. With the support of its partner Theo Chocolate, Esco encourages sustainable cocoa production, the supply of fermentation tanks, plant material, supervision and training of producers on good agricultural, environmental and agricultural entrepreneurship practices. In 2019, 5,769 producers benefited from the FFL premium, 21 associations were created thanks to the FFL premium. Their development actions focused on building pharmacies, stores, schools and health centers for the benefit of producers, their families and communities. Esco plans to increase its production of FFL certified cocoa in the coming years by supporting producers in the application of good agricultural practices in order to continue its community investments.

Esco Kivu est une société privée établie en RD du Congo en 1970, elle dispose de 2 sites dont celui de Watalinga qui est certifié FFL, ORGANIC et UTZ. Avec le support de son partenaire Theo Chocolate, Esco encourage la production de cacao durable, la fourniture de bac á fermentation, de matériel végétal, l’encadrement et la formation des producteurs sur les bonnes pratiques agricoles, environnementales et l’entreprenariat agricole. En 2019, ce sont 5769 producteurs qui ont bénéficié de la prime FFL, 21 associations ont été créées grâce à la prime FFL. Leurs actions de développement ont porté sur la construction de pharmacies, de magasins, d'écoles et de centre santé au profit des producteurs, leurs familles et des communautés. Esco prévoit d’augmenter sa production de Cacao certifié FFL dans les années á venir par l’appui aux producteurs sur l’application des bonnes pratiques agricoles afin de poursuivre ses investissements communautaires.

Reached percentage of the applicable Total Norm Points for the overall performance
Percentage74 %

Date of Certification
Last Update30.04.2021

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