The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. At Sher Ethiopia we make valuable contributions to these goals.
Construction of 16 apartments for impoverished families
The Sher Fairtrade Premium Committee recently decided to construct 16 apartment for impoverished families in Ziway. This will ensure a healthy living environment for these community members by providing them with decent housing and clean sanitary facilities that they previously lacked.
Our hospital serves over 100,000 patients each year. Sher employees and students receive free healthcare, while members of the local community only have to pay low hospital fees. 75 health professionals and 90 supporting staff have a huge impact on the wellbeing of the region every day.
Sher Ethiopia provides education to over 6,500 children at three locations. Kindergarten, elementary school and secondary school are free of charge for the children of employees and for other community members. In Koka Sher Ethiopia has helped to construct and manage a local public school.
Over the last few years we have provided clean drinking water for hundreds of families in the countryside near Ziway. In Bochessa and Worja Washgula, we extended the drinking water pipes at several locations and built tap points at various sites.
We provide jobs irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status
At Sher Ethiopia we employ workers from 36 different districts and we are proud to offer various programmes and training courses to our staff and community members that demonstrate our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce
Sher Ethiopia uses a unique closed loop system for water recycling, which has been specially developed to filter and reuse water. The so-called wetlands purify all wastewater. After purification, the water is reused to irrigate rose plants.
In our efforts for sustainable development we join forces with several partners, for instance the Floriculture Sustainable Initiative, IDH, local, regional and federal government bodies, the Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia and Ethiopian Airlines.