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Impact Highlights
Creating a

FAIR ECONOMY

2000

tons of CO2e were sequestered thanks to the land reclamation in Wahat,

Creating a

FAIR SOCIETY

100%

of SEKEM’s culture are integrated with equality and diversity and ensuring a safe and discrimination-free space for everyone.

Life Long Learning &

WELLBEING

100%

of people in SEKEM can develop and unfold their potential as SEKEM is a place for everyone to offer their gifts as a service to the whole.

Protecting the

ENVIRONMENT

25%

reduction of the organic waste was achieved by iSiS factory. 

Farming

 The flaxseed was cultivated on Sallam farm in Behira, Egypt. The farm uses organic and biodynamic methods in agriculture that enhances the product, protects the environment and increases biodiversity.

Biodynamic farmers are promoting biodiversity through their regenerative agricultural methods, and giving a home to bees, and pollinators, and a place for soil humus to develop.

With the EoL fund and microcredits programs, farmers are encouraged to plant more trees, produce more compost and use renewable energy on the farm, thus contributing to mitigating climate change with carbon avoidance and sequestration.

Linen is a sustainable and resilient plant. It uses far much less water for its cultivation compared to its counterpart: cotton.

Meet The Farmers

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Sallam

Farmer in El-Behira, Egypt

Sallam has his own Demeter certified biodynamic farm located in the Nile delta in Egypt. He produces linen fibers and flax seeds on his farm along other crops.

Processing

After the harvest, the Flaxseeds arrive at iSiS organic food company where they get sample tested to make sure that is the quality is according to the standards of both Demeter and organic. The Flaxseeds are cleaned from any impurities and are ready to be cold-pressed and filtered to produce the oil.

Using cold pressing techniques allows for less energy usage as it doesn’t require heat or the use of chemical solvents.

Barely any waste is left after the oil extraction process. The seed residue is used to make animal feed and compost production, which are used on the Sekem Adlya farm, close to the iSiS afactory.

In iSiS factory, they are actively working on reducing their waste. They were able to reduce the organic waste in the factory by 25%.

Packaging

Now after the Flaxseed oil is filtered, it arrives at the packaging department to be poured into glass bottles, after which it gets sealed with a metal top, a plastic cover, and a Sekem label sticker and it is ready to go.

The factory ensures the optimal usage of the oil during the packaging process with minimal waste produced, where the wasted oil is collected and used.

As part of Sekem holding , the world bank and UN women has granted isis the “One Business Community, Equal Opportunity Seal” for their efforts in supporting women and ensuring equality

isis employees are part of the core program Sekem offers, which includes art, music and environmental awareness sessions.

Packaging Material

The Flaxseed oil could be responsibly grown and processed, but its packaging material and the companies from which they are sourced do also have a huge impact on the products’ lifetime, and cannot be neglected. iSiS is offsetting its emissions according to scope 1, which does not consider the emissions caused by packaging material production or transportation.

the oil bottles are made from glass, which is energy-intensive, where the process of shaping the glass uses a lot of combustion energy resulting in Co2 emissions, which isis do not account for.

the sticker label on the bottles is made of materials that are FSC certified, and the ink is…….

the metal tops and plastic covers are made from nonrecyclable materials, causing … and are imported

Distribution

The bottles of Flaxseed oil are now ready to be distributed directly to your home, local shops, or overseas.

isis always opts for sea freight and only makes the decision to use air freight on the rare occasion that a client orders a small amount that can not be transported by sea.

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

Drivers receive health consultancies from SEKEM medical center located near the factory to make sure that they monitor their health.

Meet The Employees

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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.

Nour

Factory Engineer at iSiS

Nour Hassan lives with her family in Kafr Ayoub located near Belbies. She is responsible for packaging the oils and different products.

Noura

 Factory Engineer at iSiS

Noura lives in Galvina, and though she’s only been working for a few months, she’s already impressed with the values and programs SEKEM offers, as she didn’t find such things in her pervious jobs.

Hossam

Factory Engineer in iSiS 

Hossam lives in Galvina with his family, and has been working with SEKEM for 15 years. He’s in charge of oil extraction in the oil production department.

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

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Saft

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Skem El-Wahat

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Abdalah

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Abd El-Ghaffar

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