We don't donate anything to Africa.
We simply produce in the country of origin and pay fair wages.
Fairchain: Next Level fair trade
The Global South produces raw materials that are only refined into finished products in the industrialized countries. This is how rich corporations in the Global North keep getting richer. Unfortunately, neither Fairtrade nor the Supply Chain Act have so far done anything to change this.
Fairchain. The Fairchain movement advocates leaving the entire production process of goods in the country of origin of the raw materials. This is where we come in - by producing the finest organic chocolate - tree to bar in Ghana.
Therefore "Made in Africa"
We not only fight poverty, but also offer fair opportunities for the future.
What we do concretely
With our holistic concept, we want to be a role model for the entire industry and set the highest standards:
‣ human and children's rights
‣ Working conditions and health
‣ Protection of the environment
Fair conditions in our factory
4 times minimum wage
We pay at least four times the minimum wage in Ghana.
The health insurance applies to the whole family of our workers.
100% Ghanaian Management Team
Our management in Ghana currently consists of 5 men and 4 women.
Our new restaurant next to the factory will be opened soon.
Our bus picks up all employees from the region and brings them safely to the factory.
We go one step further
We rethink "fair" trade and set new standards for "sustainable development".
We create added value in the country: In our solar-powered factory, 80 people can be employed directly on site in a rural region from the first year on.
This way, we promote the development of local economic structures and also create indirect jobs for suppliers.
Thus, a multiple of local income remains in the country (compared to industrial and fair trade chocolate):
The impact of fairafric
By producing fair chocolate in Ghana, we are able to raise local income to 17,940 US$ per ton of cocoa beans.
This is how the 17,940 US$ come about: On average, an 80g bar of fairafric chocolate contains 51.69g of cocoa. For this, we need 77.84 grams of cocoa beans for production since a part is lost during the processing (from the cocoa beans, cocoa mass is then made) or the cocoa powder which is a by-product is used elsewhere. Accordingly, we produce about 12.85 bars per kilo of cocoa beans or 12,846 bars per ton of cocoa beans. Per bar, 1.40 US$ remains in Ghana, the country of origin. This results in 17,940 US$ per ton of cocoa beans.
fairafric pays a premium of 600 US$ per ton of cocoa, this payment is additional and is paid directly to the farmers.
We asked our employees in Ghana: What does it mean to you to work at fairafric?
Interested in even more background information?
Then we recommend you the following documentaries.
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Business Insider shares a behind-the-scenes look at the chocolate industry.
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