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Impact Highlights
Creating a

FAIR ECONOMY

10%

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

0.3kg CO2e 

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

Farming

The Peanuts were produced on the SEKEM Wahat farm, on the farm of Mohamed Ewas in El Minia, and Mahmoud Rabi farms in Fayoum. The cultivation of peanuts are certified organic, Demeter and Economy of Love. These certifications ensure sustainable farming practices that actively protect the environment and increase biodiversity.

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

Regenerative agriculture helps the Peanut plants absorb Co2 from the atmosphere and store it in the soil, thus supporting the reversal of climate change.

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

Meet The Farmers

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Mahmoud

Farmer in Fayoum, Egypt

Mahmoud Rabi has two biodynamic farms in the area of Fayoum. He is supplying the Sekem Initiative with his demeter certified products already since 2004.

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Waleed

Farmer in Wahat Oasis, Egypt

Waleed is living with his family in SEKEM Wahat farm in El WahatEl Baharya. He is a passionate biodynamic farmer who engages in farm work wholeheartedly. Together with his colleagues, he cultivates the farmland in the desert of Wahat.

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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 in SEKEM farm and got inspired by combining work with art and culture. Next to his agricultural work, he started teaching arts in school.

Processing

After the Peanuts arrive at the iSiS Organic Food Company, samples are taken to be tested for compliance with organic/biodynamic standards. Then the Peanuts are shelled (shell of peanuts is removed) and dry roasted. Then the peanuts are heated at around 160 degrees Celsius to remove the bitter skin. The last step of processing is adding the salt.

iSiS has around 850 factory workers to whom it provides safe working conditions, and gives adequate breaks, to lessen the strains of working in a factory.

Energy-saving measures are taken and the company is committed to fully transfer to a renewable energy source by mid 2022 to reduce its environmental footprint.

61% of the organic waste, produced by the iSiS factory, is recycled on the SEKEM compost site, and 79% of the non-organic waste which is being recycled in recycling facilities.

Packaging

For the final packaging process, the Salted Peanuts are filled into small plastic bags. The vacuum packaging process is naturally extending the shelf life and keeps the Peanuts tasty without damaging them. This bag then comes into the paper carton.

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 Salted Peanuts may 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 product’s lifetime, and cannot be neglected.

The paper boxes are produced in a factory in Cairo, that promotes worker safety and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.

The plastic used to vacuum the salted peanuts is not yet biodegradable or recycled. However, the SEKEM company is currently running tests to replace this plastic with a sustainable alternative.

The packaging is not just the material, but also the design. iSiS has a team of talented graphic designers, Amir, Waleed, and Mohamed, whom we’d like to show appreciation for their beautiful designs, and hard work.

Distribution

The 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.

Ali

Factory Engineer in iSiS factory

Ali is in charge of the Peanut packaging process in the processing facility of iSiS. He has been working in iSiS for five years, and he loves the social and cultural life in the company.

Abdallah

Distributor in SEKEM

Abdallah has been an employee in SEKEM for over five 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 these Peanuts are sequestering Co2e it is actually saving up to 0.16USD 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.

The cultivation of  Peanuts saves up to 0.16 USD/Kilo, by sequestering carbon into the soil.

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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