of SEKEM’s economic activity create positive impact as SEKEM is working with nature not against it.
of SEKEM perspective focus on human health that integrates body, soul, and spirit, and wants to disseminate this vision in Egypt.
Life Long Learning &
of SEKEM’s effort is towards investing in regular workshops about social issues, environmental awareness, creativity and human rights
of the product reflect SEKEM’s values and the impact that support environmental protection, promote well-being and fairness.
The herbs were cultivated on SEKEM Wahat, Fayoum, Aswan, and Beni Suief farms. The cultivation of peanuts is certified organic, Demeter, and Economy of Love. These certifications ensure sustainable farming practices that actively protect the environment and increases biodiversity.
Economy of Love supports small farmers in guaranteeing a contract-bound long-term relationship between them and their respective companies
Economy of Love builds the capacity and expertise of the small farmer in biodynamic agriculture by linking them to associations that provide the guidance of agricultural engineers specialized in biodynamic agricultural methods.
SEKEM is focusing on the topic of climate change by demonstrating possibilities on how to sequester carbon in the agricultural sector.
Meet The Farmers
get to the source of production
Farmer in Beni Suif, Egypt
Samy Mohamed Khames has been growing biodynamic crops on his two Demeter-certified farms located in Beni Suif for over 18 years now.
Farmer in Fayoum, Egypt
Ahmed has his farm with an area of 59 Feddan that supports biodynamic cultivation that reflected to have better product quality, healthier and safer for the environment and human health, he clarified that the EoL creates a strong bonds between the company, farmers and the customer
Farmer in Fayoum, Egypt
Essam El-Deen is a Demeter-certified farm owner from the area of Fayoum. Together with his family Essam has a small piece of land where they use a crop rotation and grow numerous different crops, specializing in sesame.
The herbs first arrive at Lotus factory for it to be sifted, cleaned and sorted in the desired shape and size. Also it goes in the process of being testes to assure the quality of being organic and demeter product.
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.
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.
After receiving from Lotus the 25KG paper bags it arrives at Isis factory tested one more time to ensure the quality and ready to be packed. They have machines specially for the demeter products
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.
The packaging material plays a significant role in the product quality and impact on the environment, for that SEKEM always seeks to be responsible in choosing the best material for better lifetime for the product and the environment.
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.
The Relief 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
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 SEKEM
Ahmed has been working in SEKEM for four years, and lives right next to the SEKEM farm with his family.
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:
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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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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