Traceback your Olive oil

and explore your

impact on people

& the environment

Impact Highlights
Creating a

FAIR ECONOMY

13%

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

3.3kg CO2e

were sequestered/absorbed by the soil, per package, reducing the impact of agriculture on climate change.

Farming

The olives are grown on SEKEM Sinai, Ismailia, Wahat Oasis and Minia Demeter certified farms that grow under the principle of organic and biodynamic methods which provide the highest quality products and enhance biodiversity.

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

EoL provides guidance and support for small-scale farmers through engineers offering their consultancies every step of the way.

Animal welfare is ensured by the biodynamic principles that views the farm system as an organism where every part: animals, soil, plant and people need one another to flourish.

Meet The Farmers

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marzouq

Farmer in Baharya Oasis, Egypt

Marzouq Ahmed and his brother Ibrahim are owners of the El-Rahma farm in Wahat El-Baharya. the two brothers have been growing biodynamic olives for over thirty years.

Khalid Ewees

Farmer in ismaelia, Egypt

Khalid and his two brothers have two EoL certified farms located in is ismaelia, Egypt, where they grow olives in one and oranges in the other. They are pioneers in biodynamic agriculture in Egypt, advocating for it and encouraging their neighbors to convert as well.

 

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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

After the harvest, the Olives arrive at iSiS organic food company where they get sample tested to make sure that is the quality according to the standards of both Demeter and organic. The olives 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 factory.

The factory workers receive medical care that is readily available to them from the medical center located next to the factory

Packaging

Now after the Olive 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

Olive oil could be responsibly grown and processed, but its packaging material has a huge impact on the product’s lifetime, and cannot be neglected. iSiS are 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 Olive 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 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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Sekem Wahat

Rahma

El-Baramawy

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