Economy of Love
Certification

A Holistic Certification Standard

For a Collaborative Economy

Protecting People and the Environment.

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Economy of Love certifies the entire value chain:

Production and farms, processing factories and companies, and distribution.

From the first raw material until the product reaches the consumer.

Explore Our Holistic Certification Criteria 

In order to be holistic, creating a balance between the four dimensions of Environment, Economy, Society, and Culture; our certification is composed of 5 minimal criteria in each dimension. For a company or a farm to be certified they need to meet these criteria. 

Culture

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Cultural Criteria Overview

  1. Factory supervisors and managers receive training to create space for cultural events.
  2. Conducting regular creative activities with employees.
  3. Respecting the local traditions/culture of the employees.
  4. Learning and encouragement individual well-being and self-development/creative expression.
  5. Working with local initiatives and enhance cultural activities.

Society

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Social Criteria Overview

  1. Providing fair and dignified working conditions.
  2. Providing employees with health & social insurance.
  3. Engaging with stakeholders through round tables.
  4. Ensuring a sustainable impact on and engagement with the local community.
  5. Employees receive awareness training on social topics.

Environment

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Environmental Criteria Overview

  1. Following Biodynamic production/processing standards.
  2. Reducing packaging and using recycled material.
  3. Implementing sustainable water and waste management systems.
  4. reporting on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions.
  5. Employees receive ecological awareness trainings.

Economy

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Economical Criteria Overview

  1. Providing data to conduct full cost accounting.
  2. establishing solidarity agreement between stakeholders.
  3. Providing wages that allow for a decent standard of living.
  4. Creating transparency in stakeholder relationships.
  5. Employees receive sustainable-economic awareness trainings. 

The Benefits of an Economy of Love Certification

EoL Participatory Guarantee System (PGS)

PGS EOL is a project initiated by the Egyptian Biodynamic Agriculture Associations (EBDA) and SEKEM, to help farmers start or further improve inclusive biodynamic agriculture and benefit people and the environment while producing their agricultural commodity.

The Benefits of the EoL PGS Certificate

Knowledge exchange between farmers

Decreasing complexity of documentation

Low entry barriers access to the certification

Promoting direct relationship between farmers

Less cost for producers

Improves communication between farmers and national market

PGS certification process

Farmers

  • Participate in cross-checking and inspections

Farmer groups

  • Carry out cross-inspection plans & produce inspections reports
  • Regularly verify members’ compliance with the standard
  • Organize member meetings and apply for certification

Cooperative / Inter-group

  • Manage certification applications
  • Sanction non complying groups

Local Coordination Board (COAE)

  • Issue certification for ISO 14065:2020 and ISO 14064-3:2019.
  • Carry out random auditing and testing
  • Offers a marketing presenter

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