EoL covers all 4 dimensions of sustainable development: society, economy, culture, and environment. Thanks to our network of producers, buyers and certifiers, EoL is able to support the biodynamic farmers and produce positive impact products, while sequestering carbon and enhancing biodiversity. The Standard aims to create a system that serves the global community by taking into account the living conditions of future generations. To do so, EoL commits to develop local communities through education, art and creation of fair and dignified working conditions. We are ensuring that every project certified by our standard is transparent, follows the true cost accounting approach, covers living wages of the workers along the value chain and stimulates their continuous individual potential unfolding.
Our development dimensions
Cultural Criteria Overview
- Factory supervisors and managers receive training to create space for cultural events.
- Conducting regular creative activities with employees.
- Respecting the local traditions/culture of the employees.
- Learning and encouragement individual well-being and self-development/creative expression.
- Working with local initiatives and enhance cultural activities.
Social Criteria Overview
- Providing fair and dignified working conditions.
- Providing employees with health & social insurance.
- Engaging with stakeholders through round tables.
- Ensuring a sustainable impact on and engagement with the local community.
- Employees receive awareness training on social topics.
Environmental Criteria Overview
- Following Biodynamic production/processing standards.
- Reducing packaging and using recycled material.
- Implementing sustainable water and waste management systems.
- reporting on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions.
- Employees receive ecological awareness trainings.
Economical Criteria Overview
- Providing data to conduct full cost accounting.
- establishing solidarity agreement between stakeholders.
- Providing wages that allow for a decent standard of living.
- Creating transparency in stakeholder relationships.
- Employees receive sustainable-economic awareness trainings.
The EoL provides support for biodynamic farmers by offering them to receive the EoL certification that proves that their products are sustainable, ethical and transparent throughout the supply chain.
After receiving the EoL certification, farmer’s product can be marketed through the unique Economy of Love network. A new and additional benefit of the certification is the EoL carbon credits that the farmer can generate. This provides an additional income for the environmental services that our farmers are providing anyways.
That’s not all! Thanks to the full transparency of our system our customers can be sure that by buying EoL carbon credits they invest in a well-functioning value chain based on solidarity and sustainable agriculture. We believe that everyone should have an easy access to health and biodynamic nutrition. EoL product’s price are made competitive and affordable thanks to the the additional revenue streams from selling carbon credits.
EoL builds on a personal approach to each of our farmers. We understand their needs and provide them with continuous hands-on support.
Human activities are destroying nature at a rate far greater than it can be replenished. The latest research finds that the balance and functioning of every ecosystem relies on its biodiversity – variability among living organisms from all sources.
Biodiversity is considered to be one of the 9 planetary boundaries which functioning is essential for our human existence. The land use change is the leading reason for the biodiversity loss, while conventional agriculture is the major driver for this change. The EoL together with its partner farmers is devoted to spreading regenerative agriculture practices, which preserve nature and contribute to a rich and resilient biodiversity. Applying the method of biodynamic agriculture implies that 10% of the farmer’s land is dedicated to enhancing and supporting biodiversity. This approach integrates a sustainable crop mix and rotation tailored to the local climate conditions.