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Certifications

Respecting Biodiversity

Ethical Bio-Trade

Biodiversity is one of our 4 core values at Agar, and our approach was always ethical, therefore, we became a member of Union for Ethical Bio Trade (UEBT) and are getting certified for practices of sourcing with respect.

Our gum and resins are collected sustainably, and we can help our pastoralist communities through harvesting trainings and provision of tools to ensure we respect biodiversity and give them fair prices while conserving the environment.

UEBT standard provides tools, solutions and certifications to ensure the compliances of member companies for their commitment of respecting biodiversity, conservation and human rights in accordance with Ethical Bio Trade standard.

Sustainable Sourcing

Sustainable sourcing and harvesting activities of natural gum and resins occur using tools we produce and equip collectors ourselves, making sure the trees are tapped in ways they can regenerate and exude more gums the following season.

Provide Trainings

We provide trainings to all our collectors, equipping them with tools, to make sure bio-diversity, conservation and traceability are assured along the entire process, including in the fundamental sorting and grading processes.

KEBS Certification

This is a Kenyan mandatory product certification scheme for locally manufactured products provided for under section 10 of the Standards Act Cap 496, Laws of Kenya.

Manufactured goods are expected to meet specified quality requirements as in the various Kenya/Approved Standards to acquire the mark

A permit to use a Standardization Mark is issued to us to certify that all our products conforms to requirements in these Standard.

Organic Certification

There is a fine line between natural, organic and “ORGANIC CERTIFIED”, all organic products are natural but not all-natural products are organic.

“Certified Organic” is a registered trademark which follows heavily regulated procedures meaning 100% organic.

Agar Ltd’s essential oils, aloe, gum arabic, frankincense and sweet myrrh are certified or in the process of being certified organic by CERES (Certification of Environmental standards), a German company that offers certification for organic farming and food processing, for organic textiles, for Good Agricultural and Good Manufacturing Practices in the food industry, and also certification according to several agricultural sustainability standards:

All organic products are natural but not all-natural products are organic. Organic certified is indeed natural and organic.