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Creating a



of SEKEM’s Employees receive sustainable-economic awareness trainings.

Creating a



of SEKEM’s action is to ensure a sustainable impact and engagement with the local community.

Life Long Learning &



of SEKEM employees have place to participate in regular creative activities

Protecting the



of water is saved as SEKEM Wahat farm uses large-scale pivot irrigation systems


 The SEKEM Dates were grown on three farms in the Wahat Baharya location, an oasis in central Egypt. The palm trees are growing under biodynamic principles which is the highest recognized organic method supporting the balance of eco-systems and enriching biodiversity.

20% increase this year in the total cultivation area in SEKEM due to active reclamation activities in Wahat Farm.

SEKEM is focusing on mainstreaming the biodynamic and organic farming method

SEKEM keeps up with its greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions by reporting them to help reduce it.

Meet The Farmers

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Farmer in Baharya Oasis, Egypt

Marzouq Ahmed and his brother Ibrahim are owners of the El-Rahma Date farm in Baharyais. For over thirty years he and Ibrahim are supplying Sekem with their biodynamic dates.

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Farmer in Wahat Oasis, Egypt

Waleed is an agriculture engineer in Wahaat 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 all the herbs needed in the market.


When the Dates arrive at the iSiS Organic Food Company, samples are taken to be tested to ensure the standards of organic and biodynamic approaches are met. Then the Dates are cleaned; through a cleaning process in a CO2 boiler, the dates are naturally freed from insects. After that, the Dates are quality checked and Date stones are removed by hand.

The chocolate used in covering the dates are imported from Ecuador or Mexico ,countries with sustainable practices surrounding in its production with an amazing taste.

After the process of cleaning the dates and removing the dates kernels, the kernels goes back to be used as compost.

SEKEM is switching all its entities to work from 100% PV energy as an encouragement of the transition to renewable energy.


The Dates are transferred to the second floor of the iSiS factory. Here another team of strong women is again checking the dates and putting them into the final paper packaging box.

77% of the non-organic wastes was reduced by the Isis factory and sold to an external recycling entitiy.

SEKEM’s commitment not only to think in financial or economic terms only but to assure integration with the social and environmental sphere of life.

Thanks to SEKEM’s efforts in supporting women, World Bank and UN Women granted SEKEM the “One Business Community, Equal Opportunity Seal”

Packaging Material

The Dates 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 boxes are made of paper which is produced in a factory in Cairo that promotes worker safety and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.

The paper tag and filter fibers are FSC certified sourced from German companies that are constantly researching sustainable packaging alternatives, and sustainable production practices.

Some packages require plastic wrap to meet customer’s requirements. but the company is committed to finding more eco-friendly alternatives.


The Date boxes are now ready to be distributed directly to your home, local shops or overseas.

The first choice is always sea freight to reduce emissions, however air fright is needed sometimes.

Distribution process is under the supervision of Isis to ensure the selection of the shipping cars to be cleaned and qualified for the process.

Drivers receive health consultancies from SEKEM medical center located near the factory to make sure that they monitor their health to reduce any work strains.

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?

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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    (Co2e) Carbon dioxide and equivalent; is a metric that  accounts for carbon dioxide and  the other greenhouse gases (methane, nitrous oxide, and others)

    Carbon sequestration is the process of capturing and storing atmospheric carbon dioxide. It is one method of reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere with the goal of reducing global climate change

    Full-cost accounting (also referred to as true-cost accounting, total value or total impact) is an approach that gives monetary value to non-market goods, such as environmental and social assets, in order to analyze the costs and benefits of business and/or policy decisions.

    Biodynamic agriculture is a holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to farming, that requires the farmer to be highly connected to nature, and the ecosystem, in order to work with nature, and grow food organically, regenerate landscapes, sequesters carbon, and maintain biodiversity on the farm