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Impact Highlights
Creating a

FAIR ECONOMY

100%

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

Creating a

FAIR SOCIETY

100%

of SEKEM’s action is to ensure a sustainable impact and engagement with the local community.

Life Long Learning &

WELLBEING

100%

of SEKEM employees have place to participate in regular creative activities

Protecting the

ENVIRONMENT

40%

of water is saved as SEKEM Wahat farm uses large-scale pivot irrigation systems

Farming

 

 This Moringa plant was cultivated in multiple locations in Egypt: Wahat, Fayoum, and Minia farms. The reason why this plant is so clean and vital is the use of an organic agriculture method, called biodynamic through which, The farmers actively protect the environment and increase biodiversity.

The cultivated farmland is dedicated for biodiversity, giving a home to bees, birds and pollinators & creating a healthy farm ecosystem.

SEKEM supports small-scale farmers on their path to green energy by providing them with funds and the necessary tools to facilitate their transit

SEKEM is aiming to be in the mainstreaming phase of biodynamic farming in Egypt.

Meet The Farmers

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Gomaa

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

Ewees Farm

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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.

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Waleed

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 Moringa leaves arrive at the lotus factory to be processed. There the leaves are rinsed with water and in order to blanch the leaves, they are shortly placed in boiling water. After the Moringa leaves are dried for some days, they are cut to the required size. After that, the prepared Moringa tea is packaged into 25 kg paper bags to be sent to iSiS Organic Food Company for further processing.

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.

Lotus has improved the efficiency of the machinery equipment at their factories so they reduced their energy consumption by 8.6%

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.

Packaging

Now at iSiS Organic Food company, and after running tests to ensure the organic standards and checking the Demeter certification, the 25 Kg bags of Moringa are carefully filled into a machine that distributes it into small tea bags and into the envelope, a worker then organizes the envelopes into the carton box and the Moringa tea is ready to go.

Factory workers work in safe conditions and receive health consultancies to promote well-being in the workplace.

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.

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.

Packaging Material

The Moringa tea 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.

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

SEKEM continuously maximize the share of recycled input material for their products packaging .

Some packages require plastic wrap to meet customer’s requirements. but the company is committed to finding more eco-friendly alternatives.

Distribution

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

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

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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.

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

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Saft

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Skem El-Wahat

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Abd El-Ghaffar

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