Certified Operator (Certification Applicant)Birlik Tütün Pamuk Gıda Mad. Tic. Ve San. A.Ş.4 stars

Place, CountryKemalpaşa, Izmir, Turkey


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Certification ProgrammeFair for Life - Social & Fair Trade Certification
New modules
ChapterContent of the Fair For Life - Social & Fair Trade ProgrammeMaximumRating
1Core Principles and Values1010
2Commitment to and Management of Fair Trade Policy2714
3Respect of Human Rights and Decent Working Conditions237154
4Respect of the Environment182140
5Local Development and Community Relations148
6Trading and Supply chain relations7145
8Traceability, Transparency and Respect of the Consumer2317
9Managing Certification and Performance2821
Total Score New modules455
Certification for fair trade and responsible supply chains
Impact, special achievements & commitmentsBIRLIK TUTUN PAMUK GIDA MADDELERİ TİCARET VE SANAYİ ANONİM ŞİRKETİ, a.k.a. BIRLIK A.S. was founded in 1968 and BIRLIK A.S. family is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018.
It is planned by BIRLIK FFL group for upcoming years to use at least 25 % of the premiums for social projects related to students and schools’ needs. Also an important part of the premiums will be used on other social projects in project zones.
Other future projects which farmers focused on are to have some machinery such as investing for a pneumatic sowing machine in order to have regular planting lines, which will be coupled to an appropriate mechanical hoe to work between the lines to facilitate weed management. This will help to decrease the dependence of farmers to hand labour. Also they are expecting about 80 % fall of the population of PA/TA containing weeds on field level as a result of this working methods.

Reached percentage of the applicable Total Norm Points for the overall performance
Percentage73 %

Date of Certification
Last Update31.08.2018

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