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Impact Highlights
Creating a

FAIR ECONOMY

6%

of the product price is directly going to the farmers to cover the farm cost and a fair compensation for farmers.

Creating a

FAIR SOCIETY

100%

of full-time employees who worked to produce this product receive health insurance and safe working conditions.

Life Long Learning &

WELLBEING

10%

of the working time is dedicated to art and self-development activities; to promote wellbeing and happines at work.

Protecting the

ENVIRONMENT

10%

of cultivated farmland is dedicated for biodiversity, giving a home to bees, birds, and pollinators to create a healthy farm ecosystem.

Farming

 This Moringa plant was cultivated in El Wahat ElBaharya on the SEKEM farm. The reason why this plant is so clean and vital is the use of an organic agriculture method, called biodynamic through which, SEKEM actively protects the environment and increases biodiversity.

During the cultivation of the Moringa, no chemical pesticides or fertilizers were used to actively protect water and air from pollution.

The organic production of Moringa protects the health of farmers and the lives of the pollinators (such as birds, bees, other beneficial creatures) from synthetic pesticides.

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

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Hassan

Farmer in Fayoum, Egypt

Hassan Mohamed is the owner of the Demeter certified Al-Iraqi farm in Fayoum. He is cultivating 55 Feddan and has been supplying SEKEM for over 24 years.

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Mostafa

Farmer in Wahat Oasis, Egypt

Mostafa Saber is originally from Minia in upper Egypt. He joined SEKEM Wahat farming team in 2019. Mostafa came to SEKEM Wahat because he wanted to learn more about organic and biodynamic farming.

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Mohamed

Farmer in Wahat Oasis, Egypt

Mohamed is originally from a small village close to Cairo. He learned and worked on the SEKEM farm and got inspired by combining work with art and culture. Next to his agricultural work, he started teaching arts in school.

Processing

 The Moringa is then transported to the Lotus company for organic herbs and spices. Samples are taken to be tested for compliance with organic/biodynamic standards. Then the Moringa is rinsed with water then they are shortly placed in boiling water. After that the Moringa leaves are dried for a few days to be gently crushed and made into powder.

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

Energy-saving measures are taken and renewable energy is promoted to reduce the environmental footprint. Lotus is aiming to run on 100% solar energy by the end of 2021.

The share of organic waste in Lotus is 96%, of which 100% is being recycled. 48% of non-organic waste is being recycled. 100% of wastewater is recycled and used for tree irrigation in the factory area.

Packaging

The Moringa Powder then arrives at iSiS Organic Food Company, and it is now ready to be automatically filled in plastic jars, capped, and labeled. Afterward, the jars are placed in cartons and moved to the product storage.

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.

As part of SEKEM holding, iSiS contributed to the planting of 30,000 trees in 2019 to offset its carbon footprint.

Packaging Material

The Moringa jar is made out of recycled plastic. SEKEM decided to use this jar instead of glass because of the reduced CO2 footprint. SEKEM is not yet able to introduce a system where glass jars can be reused. Local retailers do not support such systems.

The jars are produced in a factory in Cairo, that is committed to worker safety and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.

The Moringa jars are produced out of recycled plastic.

The SEKEM company is constantly researching for more sustainable packaging solutions for this product.

Distribution

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

The company’s transportation emissions are calculated and monitored to actively work on reducing them to lower its carbon footprint

Drivers have a limit on the number of hours they can drive per day, to ensure their safety.

Whenever possible, SEKEM chooses sea fright over air in order to reduce emissions.

Meet The Employees

The people 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.

Hassan

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 and ethically produced products add value to society and the environment. However, when comparing prices, we don’t take into account the long-term and externalized impact of the products we purchase. For example, although the production of this organic Moringa is emitting Greenhouse gases – such as Co2, and costing society up to 0.01 USD/Kilo per kilo. We don’t know what similar products cost society for their greenhouse gases, because this external cost is not added to the product’s price. Sometimes the price is very low on the package, but its hidden costs are very high. We want to make that which is invisible visible, so we can make better decisions on what we want to support by our purchase.

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 cultivation of Moringa costs up to 0.01 USD/Kilo, by emitting carbon into the atmosphere

Examples of Hidden Costs

Costs that are not reflected on the price tag, but are eventually paid by society

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, loss of biodiversity.

 

Locations

See how far this product traveled to get to you!

These are the locations of all the farms, companies who were involved in making this product.

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

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