Shea: Our Fair Trade Sector
The women organised in cooperatives, reaping the fruit of the shea and traditionally are the only ones to know the secret butter preparation. Since 2007, Melvita has sourced its shea butter from the SOTOKACC company, located southwest of Bobo Dioulasso, which has nearly 200 women producers. Melvita supported the SOTOKACC in organic certification process and funded equitable certificate * ESR by ECOCERT.
The crop is pre-financed at 80% and women enjoy a quality premium. On the other hand, Melvita is committed sustainably on a minimum purchase volumes at a fair price reviewed annually cooperative committee. Finally, MELVITA participated in the drilling of a well to facilitate water supply to the village.
* Fair trade in solidarity and responsibility, according to the standard available on the site www.ecocert.com