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are invested in supporting the small farmers of EoL in carbon sequestration and avoidance practices.
of full-time employees in Sekem who worked to produce this product receive health insurance and safe working conditions.
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of the working time in Sekem is dedicated to art and self-development activities; to promote wellbeing and happiness at work.
of the people who worked to produce this product throughout the supply chain receive ecological awareness trainings.
This Moringa plant was cultivated in multiple locations in Egypt, including Wahat, Fayoum, and Minia. 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, regenerate the soil and increase biodiversity.
With biodynamic agriculture, the farms are treated as a whole organism in which each element of the farm contribute to its well-being. Plant waste and animal manure are treated into compost that boosts the regenerative ability of the soil and humus formation.
With the EoL Carbon Credits adding an additional income to the farmer, EoL is aiming to make biodynamic agriculture the mainstream method in Egypt, by reducing the price of biodynamic products.
Through the EoL fund and microcredits programs, farmers are encouraged to plant more trees, produce more compost and use renewable energy on their farms, thus prominently contributing to climate change mitigating.
Meet The Farmers
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Farmer in Fayoum, Egypt
Gomaa Hassan has his own Demeter-certified biodynamic farmland in Fayoum called Eraky farm, where he grows Moringa 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.
Farmer in Baharya Oasis, Egypt
Marzouq Ahmed and his brother Ibrahim are owners of the El-Rahma farm in Wahat Baharya. For over thirty years he and Ibrahim are supplying Sekem with biodynamically grown moringa.
Farmer in Wahat Oasis, Egypt
Waleed is an agriculture engineer in Wahat 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 the market’s needs for all the herbs.
The Moringa leaves now arrive at the lotus factory. There the leaves are rinsed and blanched. The leaves are left to dry for some days and they are ready to be cut to the required size. Lastly, the moringa tea is packaged into 25 kg paper bags to be sent to iSiS Organic Food Company, located just a few meters away from Lotus, 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 in Lotus that will appear after the sifting process are used as compost, applying the circular economy model by repurposing 90% of its waste into compost.
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 Sekem’s carton box and the Moringa tea is ready to go.
Factory workers work in safe conditions and receive health consultancies and medical care that is readily available to them from the medical center located next to the factory to promote well-being in the workplace.
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 nurturing their wellbeing.
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.
The tea bags of the moringa tea have no whiteners or bleach added to them, making them a healthier option for tea bags where there’s no chemicals to react with hot water.
The filter bags, the carton box and the label are FSC certified. Additionally the filter tea bags are tied together with the thread label, with no need for the metal part to attach them together.
Some packages require plastic wrap to meet customer’s requirements. However, the company is committed to finding more eco-friendly alternatives.
The Moringa tea packages are now ready to be distributed directly to your home, local shops, or overseas.
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 emissions produced during the distribution process are calculated and offset by Sekem holding.
During overseas shipments the first choice is always sea freight to reduce emissions, however air fright is needed sometimes for smaller orders.
Meet The Employees
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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?
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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 the sustainable agricultural practices of cultivating this moringa is sequestering Co2e it is actually saving up future damage cost that you’ll eventually pay for. 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 you and future generations eventually pay for.
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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