Certified Operator (Certification Applicant)LOVA-COGES4 stars

Place, CountryMananara, Madagascar


Certified Productsessential oil of clove leavesfair for life logo
Certification ProgrammeFair for Life - Social & Fair Trade Certification
Group Operation
ChapterContent of the For Life - Corporate Social Responsibility ProgrammeNormRating
3.1.1Transparent Adminstration and Relation with Producers2426
3.1.2Pricing and Producer Payments1616
3.1.3Non-discrimination and Gender Aspects1211
3.1.4Internal Control System2016
3.2.1Child Labour and Young Workers on Producer Farms1414
3.3.1Basic Labour Rights for Producer Group Staff1818
3.3.2Employment Conditions for Producer Group Staff2222
3.4.1Commitment to and Management of Social Responsibility87
3.4.2Community Relations612
3.4.3Respecting Rights of Indigenous and Local Peoples44
3.6.1Fair Trade Policy and Producer Empowerment88
3.6.2Fair Trade Pricing1616
3.6.3Fair Trade Development Premium Administration and Use64
3.6.4Accountable Trade Relations to Buyers1616
Total Score Group Operation190
Environmental Criteria
ChapterContent of the IMO Environmental ProgrammeNormRating
3.5.1Internal Monitoring of Environmental Aspects44
3.5.2Environmental Performance of Producers2225
3.5.3Environmental Performance of Processing Group1821
Total Score Environmental Criteria50
Social Impact
Social Impact & Special AchievementsThe activities of the project LOVA (Lohamenaka Voatrandraka Ara-drariny – Fair trade project for clove leaf oil producing communities and sustainable natural resource management) have an impact at different levels on the clove leaf oil supply chain:

• Social impact: The producers and communities benefit from the engagement into fair trade certification, including improvement in the security and hygiene conditions, funding of social projects which benefit the whole community, generation of a stable income etc.
• Environmental impact: The preservation of the environment is at the heart of all actions of the LOVA project. The project was initiated in 2011 with the NGO AIM (Action Intercoopération Madagascar) and Givaudan, with the goal to create nurseries and plantations for firewood use, thus reducing the environmental impact of the distillation activity of clove leaves. In 2015, 40’000 firewood trees have been planted by the producers for their own use. Furthermore, facilities to compost distillation waste have been installed in the distilleries.
• Impact on the revenue of producers: The objective of the LOVA project and its partners Givaudan and Spices and Oil is securing the sector's future, and thus providing producers with a stable and sustainable income. The impacts are concrete for the communities and the producers. The supply chain is professionalizing: opening of bank accounts for producers, contracts, loans to producers, stable and constant revenues, trainings in traceability and accounting etc.

Reached percentage of the applicable Total Norm Points for the overall performance
Percentage103 %

Date of Certification
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