Traceback your Product

and explore your

impact on people

& the environment

Impact Highlights
Creating a

FAIR ECONOMY

100%

of Sekem’s Employees receive sustainable-economic awareness trainings.

Creating a

FAIR SOCIETY

100%

of the employees are provided with fair and dignified working conditions.

Life Long Learning &

WELLBEING

100%

of the factory supervisors and managers receive training to create space for cultural events.

Protecting the

ENVIRONMENT

390

beehives are introduced as a way of an innovative method of increasing biodiversity

Farming

 

 The herbs was cultivated on the Wahat, Fayoum, Aswan, Beni suif farms and more. With a form of organic agriculture, called biodynamic, the actively protects the environment and increases biodiversity.

The increase of SEKEM’s own farmland this year contributes to this objective of improving the quantity and quality of certified raw materials.

SEKEM Wahat farm uses large-scale pivot irrigation systems that save 30-50% of water compared to flood irrigation.

SEKEM support the farmers by providing for them funds and loans to innovate their farm from livestock, renewable energy, planting trees and more.

Meet The Farmers

get to the source of production
Play Video

Gomaa Hassan

Farmer in Fayoum, Egypt

Gomaa Hassan has his own Demeter-certified biodynamic farmland in Fayoum, where he grows Sesame along with other crops. He’s been working in biodynamic agriculture for 24 years. Which is why he believes in the importance of growing biodynamic, as it protects his family’s health and his land’s ability to regenerate itself, allowing him to generate double the production

Play Video

Marzouq

Farmer in Baharya Oasis, Egypt

Marzouq Ahmed and his brother Ibrahim are owners of the El-Rahma Date farm in Baharyais. For over thirty years he and Ibrahim are supplying Sekem with their biodynamic dates.

Play Video

Waleed Fawzy

Farmer in Wahat Oasis, Egypt

Waleed is an agriculture engineer in Wahaat SEKEM. His children study at SEKEM school, also his wife teaches Arabic there. They are living a wonderful new experience surrounded by calming beautiful places. He’s a hard worker farmer trying to cover all the herbs needed in the market.

Processing

The herbs first arrive at Lotus factory for it to be sifted, cleaned and sorted in the desired shape and size. Also it goes in the process of being testes to assure the quality of being organic and demeter product.

As a processor of organic raw materials, lotus generates large masses of organic waste, that are being sent to compost sites to be turned into compost.

100% of the factory wastewater is being recycled and reused for tree irrigation on the factory property.

Lotus offsets its carbon emission by buying carbon credits from local sources that guarantee the support of small farmers.

Packaging

After receiving from Lotus the 25KG paper bags it arrives at Isis factory tested one more time to ensure the quality and ready to be packed. They have machines specially for the demeter products

iSiS sells its recyclable no-organic waste to external recycling entities while reducing its waste. iSiS was able to reduce 77% of its no-organic waste as well as reducing 25% of its organic waste.

Factory workers work in safe conditions and receive health consultancies (in topics such as nutrition, mental health, and physiotherapy) to promote well-being in the workplace.

You will find confident and active women all around you when entering the iSiS factory. iSiS empowers women through sessions that build their capacity and teach them how to voice their needs and individuality.

Packaging Material

The packaging material plays a significant role in the product quality and impact on the environment, for that SEKEM always seeks to be responsible in choosing the best material for better lifetime for the product and the environment.

SEKEM is focused on holistic sustainable development and social innovation in Egypt.

SEKEM filter bag has X10 better quality than normal filter as no whiteners were added to it.

Isis uses high-quality boxes that are recyclable and biodegradable material for reducing the waste and helping the environment.

Distribution

The Detox tea packages are now ready to be distributed directly to your home, local shops, or overseas.

Distribution process is under the supervision of Isis to ensure the selection of the shipping cars to be cleaned and qualified for the process.

The first choice is always sea freight to reduce emissions, however air fright is needed sometimes.

Calculating the estimated emissions from all the farmers and the transportation emissions from farm to the final consumer

Meet The Employees

have a look, who processed, packaged and distributed your product

Marwa

Quality Manager in iSiS

Marwa has been working in the tea department of iSiS factory for more than 8 years. Together with her husband and two children, she lives on the SEKEM farm.

Ahmed

Factory Engineer at SEKEM

Ahmed has been working in SEKEM for four years, and lives right next to the SEKEM farm with his family.

Ahmed

Factory Engineer in Lotus

Hassan is in charge of the cleaning and packing machine in the processing facility of Lotus. He has been working in Lotus for 17 years and enjoys that work is combined with cultural programs.

Abd El Magid

Distributor in SEKEM

Abd El Magid has been an employee in SEKEM for over 15 years. He is responsible for distributing the finished products to stores all over Cairo.

What is the True Price?

Are there hidden costs that the price doesn't reflect?

True Price Comparision

Sustainably & ethically produced products add value to society. However, when comparing prices, we don’t take into account the long-term impact of the product. For example, since this Anise is sequestering Co2e it is actually saving up to 0.35USD per kilo! This means that it is cheaper than products that emit Co2e, but so often the price tag doesn’t reflect that.

We encourage you to compare products based on their true price; the price that reflects the hidden costs that we and future generations eventually pay for.

This Anise saves up to 0.35 USD/Kilo, by sequestering carbon from the atmosphere

 

Indirect Costs include:

WATER

REPROCESSING COST

Society is paying taxes to clean water sources from agriculture’s chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides, as well as the irresponsible disposal of wastewater from factories, in order to make it usable/drinkable water.

HEALTH COSTS

The use of pesticides in agriculture eventually affects the human body and therefore increases medical treatment costs.

 

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL

DAMAGE

Society has to bear the long-term cost caused by disruptive agriculture e.g. soil erosion, desertification, and loss of biodiversity.

 

 

Locations

Check out the locations of all the farms, companies who were involved in making this product!
discover the origin of your product

Saft

Add an optional description to your map pin economyoflove

Skem El-Wahat

Add an optional description to your map pin economyoflove

Abdalah

Add an optional description to your map pin economyoflove

Abd El-Ghaffar

Add an optional description to your map pin economyoflove

We hope this information helped you Choose Your Impact!
And make mindful purchasing decisions that leave a positive impact on people and the environment

Interested to know more about the companies above? Click here to download the SEKEM Sustainability Report

    Tell us what you think ...

    Did this page help you make a better informed purchasing decision?