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THE FAIRTRADE STORY
Compliance Status


Magrabi Agriculture holds the following certificates/reports as a result of third party independent evaluation of Magrabi Agriculture activities:

  • Good agricultural practice
    • GLOBALGAP (www.globalgap.org):
      • Certificate of conformity and annex to the certificate, issued by EFSIS according to the GLOBALGAP Option I requirements for fresh produce. If you would like to use the search site of the GLOBALGAP (https://database.globalgap/globalgap/Search.do) please complete our registration number as follows: EFSIS EFFV-ES-00017.
      • Certificate of conformity with the GLOBALG.A.P. for propagation materials at Magrabi Agriculture Nurseries
    • Tesco Nurture : Certificates of Conformity to Tesco Nurture have been awarded to Magrabi Farms; MAFA 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 for Oranges, Clementines, Lemons, Lime, Strawberry, Grapes, Peppers, Herbs.
    • LEAF (www.leafmarque.com): Magrabi Farms (MAFA 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7) are members of LEAF and have achieved the LEAF Marque Standard ; the audit was conducted by NSF and it was quite challenging to learn that it is one of the first few LEAF audits on the international level, and the first in Egypt and the Middle East.
    • M&S Field to Fork: we supply M&S with Citrus, Grapes, and Strawberry and all our farms have been assessed against the requirements of the standard based on M&S request so far.
  • Good manufacturing practice
    • BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Food (Grade A)s:
      • a. Magrabi's soft fruit and vegetables packhouse as well as the herbs packhouse were evaluated in July 2002 for the first time against the requirements of the BRC technical standards and protocol for companies supplying retailing branded food products, and were both certificated as meeting the higher level requirements of the standard.
      • b. Similarly, the citrus & stone-fruit packhouse was evaluated in June 2005 for the first time against the requirements of the EFSIS standard for companies supplying food products (Issue 5 July 2002) incorporating the requirements of the BRC global standard-food (issue 3 April 2002).
    • International Food Standard IFS: Magrabi Agriculture's packhouses have been audited by SAI Global against IFS and achieved higher level .
    • McDonald's: Certificate of McDonald's Supplier Quality Management System (SQMS) - Grade A against the McDonald's SQMS standard.
  • Social responsibility
    • SEDEX: Magrabi Agriculture is a registered member (B) on the SEDEX website (www.sedex.org.uk) since 2005 and has completed the self assessment tool on labour practices in its largest production site (MAFA 4) and which basically includes all of its packhouses. In 2006, Magrabi electively decided to conduct a 3rd party audit that would cover all of its farms and packhouses in order to assure its clients of its due diligence towards the expected labour practices across its whole operation. The audit was conducted by Intertek against the SMETA format (Sedex members' ethical trading audit) during the first quarter of 2007. a copy of the report is uploaded to the SEDEX website. If you experience any difficulties or need any further clarification on the report please send your enquiries to mafaqa7@magrabi-agriculture.com
    • Fairtrade: Magrabi Agriculture (Mafa 1, 2, 3, and 4) are FLO certified for their oranges, soft citrus, lemons, lime, orange juice and grapes.
  • Food safety & quality management system
    • ISO22000:2005 Magrabi Agriculture's integrated food safety and quality management system has been assessed and certified as meeting the requirements of ISO22000:2005. The audit was conducted by SGS in September 2006, and it is also worth mentioning that it is one of the first few audits in the fresh produce industry worldwide.
  • Carbon Footprint
    • Magrabi Agriculture is happy to announce that we have been able to finish the comprehensive full product cycle calculation tool assesses the product’s entire supply chain carbon footprint for our Citrus, Strawberries, Grapes, Lettuce, Capsicums and Herbs in accordance to the TUV-Nord TN-CC 007:2008 – 01 Standards, ISO 14044 and 14064, the WRI/WBCSD GHG Protocol and the PAS2050 Standards. The assessment boundaries were chosen to be from the farming level up until the retail shelf. Thus, Magrabi Agriculture is now in a position to offset our CO2 emission and offer CO2 neutral products.
  • OHSAS 18001: Occupational Health and Safety
    • Magrabi Agriculture's Occupational Health and Safety Management System has been assessed and certified as meeting the requirements of OHSAS 18001:2007. The system was audited for the first time by SGS in August 2009.
  • Good Lab Practices: Magrabi owns some laboratories used for testing of microbiological and chemical properties as well as plant diseases analysis for IPM purposes. All laboratories are following good laboratory practices principles and we have started ISO 17025 accreditation with the plant diseases analysis laboratory and others to follow.
  • Environmental responsibility:
    • Magrabi Agriculture's Environmental Policy
      Magrabi Agriculture's philosophy towards the environment will consistently aim at the establishment and continuous improvement of its environmnental management system to conform to all established customer and applicable national legislative environmental requirements through optimization of processes in order to achieve efficiency while reducing the impact of farming on the environment and the health and safety of its employees. Magrabi agriculture will embrace, support and enact, to the best of its capabilities and within its sphere of influence, the following principles:
      1. Support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
      2. Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
      3. Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies
      4. Effective resources management to eliminate or minimise polluting releases to the environment.
    • As an agricultural company, Magrabi Agriculture is committed to comply with applicable national environmental management legislative requirements. This commitment includes the adoption of viable agriculture which is environmentally and socially acceptable and ensures supply of safe food while enhancing wildlife features in all farms for future generations.
    • The long term aim of Magrabi Agriculture is to balance the needs of consumers, society, and the environment through the adoption of Integrated Farm Management (IFM)¹ adopting a philosophy towards environmental responsibility that will consistently aim at continuous improvement of the environment and optimizing processes to reduce adverse effects on the environment.
    • Magrabi Agriculture's environmnetal policy shall be communicated, implemented and maintained at all levels of the organisation. The effectiveness and efficiency of Magrabi Agriculture's integrated and documented environmental, food safety and quality management system shall be regularly reviewed to ensure continuous implementation, maintenance, review, and where appropriate improvement.
    • Within its ecological care of a diverse and healthy environment; the environmental policy applies on all the farms owned and managed by Magrabi Agriculture and covers the following issues:
      1. The rational use of plant protection products
      2. The rational use of fertilizers and organic matter
      3. Pollution Prevention
      4. Sustainable use of water, energy and natural resources
      5. Re-cycling & re-use of materials
      6. Wildlife and landscape conservations and enhancement