of SEKEM’s focus is promoting diversity and inclusion as well as responsible consumption, and contributing to a low-carbon circular economy.
of SEKEM Initiative is driven by an action-oriented research model through applied collaboration between researchers and practitioners.
Life Long Learning &
of SEKEM’s point of view in working together as an ideal space for learning and consciousness development.
tons of compost were produced and used at SEKEM in 2021
The Peanuts were produced on different locations in El-Wahat and El-Minya. The peanuts are grown under the principles of the most holistic method of organic agriculture called biodynamic. The farms are certified organic, Demeter and Economy of Love. These certifications ensure sustainable farming practices that actively protects the environment and increases 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. That contributes to the reduction of CO2 emissions by avoiding irrigation through diesel pumps.
Economy of Love links the farmers to agricultural associations offering consultancies of extension engineers who regularly advise farmers in the fields and provide the farmers with appropriate training, and technical support
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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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.
Farmer in Minia, Egypt
Our young farmer Reda has his own Demeter-certified farmland in Minya. Reda has a dream to live a simple happy life growing his business to provide more job opportunities for his people.
After the harvest, the Peanuts arrive first at the Green valley company where they are heated and shelled. After that, the iSiS Organic Food Company, samples are taken to confirm organic and biodynamic standards. Then the Peanuts are cold-pressed, which preserves essential nutrients that can be lost if heat is applied.
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 residue is used to make animal feed and compost production, which are used on the Sekem Adlya farm, close to the iSiS factory.
Green valley company where the peanuts gets processed, is Demeter certified and abides by the EoL code of conduct.
Now after the peanut 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.
The Peanuts could be responsibly grown and processed, but its packaging material and the companies from which they are sourced do also have a huge impact over 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
The bottles of peanut oils packages 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 to reduce any work strains.
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 iSiS
Nour Hassan lives with her family in Kafr Ayoub located near Belbies. She is responsible for packaging the oils and different products.
Factory Engineer in iSiS
Ahmed Saeed lives in Galvina near the iSiS factory. He’s been working with SEKEM for 6 years now, as part of the production team.
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:
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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