of SEKEM’s focus is promoting diversity and inclusion, responsible consumption, and contributing to a low-carbon circular economy.
of SEKEM’s culture are integrated with equality and diversity, though we are still doing our best in ensuring a safe and discrimination-free space for everyone.
Life Long Learning &
of the workforce in all SEKEM is women as a part of supporting gender equality and the target is supporting more potential women
new trees were planted to the west of the Wahat farm, a “forest strip” was created to serve as protection against pesticide drift and wind.
SEKEM herbs were grown on several farms in SEKEM wahat, Maarouf, Eraky farm, and more. They all grow using biodynamic methods which produce the highest product quality and enhance human health safety and the environment.
SEKEM Wahat farm uses large-scale pivot irrigation systems that save 30-50% of water compared to flood irrigation.
An EoL fund was established to finance the social and environmental projects of the farmer, it also helps farmers to carry investments needed to plant trees for generating carbon credits.
Economy of Love certified farms are actively building a healthy soil to increase natural fertility, which creates a more sustainable farm in the long-term.
Meet The Farmers
get to the source of production
Farmer in Behera, Egypt
Salama has been partner with SEKEM since 1995 with an area of 33 Feddan. Since he stopped using chemicals and started planting using organic compost and planting biodynamic crops he noticed the advantage and the difference in the financial terms and the land produces high quality products..
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.
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.
Lotus strives to create fair long-term relationships with the supplying farmers, thus round-table meetings are conducted annually where many farmers gather with the companies to discuss prices, challenges, and draft solutions.
Leftovers from the herbs will appear after the sifting process that will be used as compost as Lotus apply the circular economy model by repurposing 90% of its waste into compost.
Lotus has improved the efficiency of the machinery equipment at their factories so they reduced their energy consumption by 8.6%
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
Since its foundation, the iSiS factory has implemented the Core Program which enables all factory employees to engage in courses of art, acting, music, geography, and many more to promote happiness at work.
In addition to the Core Program, iSiS started implementing the EoL EDU program, across the company to give employees the feeling they are part of a community striving towards creating safer work environments, a sustainability mindset and space for wellbeing.
77% of the non-organic wastes was reduced by the Isis factory and sold to an external recycling entitiy.
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 filter bag has X10 better quality than normal filter as no whiteners were added to it.
For the packaging of SEKEM products, we continuously maximize the share of recycled input material.
Some packages require plastic wrap to meet customer’s requirements. but the company is committed to finding more eco-friendly alternatives.
The package is now ready to be delivered to you whether to your home, at your local shop or abroad.
Calculating the estimated emissions from all the farmers and the transportation emissions from farm to the final consumer
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.
Meet The Employees
have a look, who processed, packaged and distributed your product
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.
Factory Engineer at SEKEM
Ahmed has been working in SEKEM for four years, and lives right next to the SEKEM farm with his family.
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:
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.
The use of pesticides in agriculture eventually affects the human body and therefore increases medical treatment costs.
Society has to bear the long-term cost caused by disruptive agriculture e.g. soil erosion, desertification, and loss of biodiversity.
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And make mindful purchasing decisions that leave a positive impact on people and the environment
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