We support environmental sustainability and biodiversity and contribute to the communities affected by our business.

The Importance
of Sustainability

By their very nature, our operations are closely integrated with the local communities and the environment. We are therefore dedicated to managing our businesses in a sustainable and responsible manner.

Our Core Values

Our commitment to our custodial philosophy remains a core focus. The future sustainability and improvement of our operations and water resource, as well as the well-being of our employees form the very foundation of our daily activities and support local communities through empowering initiatives.

Sustainable Development Goals

As part of our commitment to contribute to the SDGs, and in keeping with its commitment to long-term agricultural sustainability, Kakuzi has adopted six of the 17 goals and integrated them in its day-to-day operations. The goals are a commitment to Kakuzi to go above and beyond creating value to shareholders, and positively impact the people and planet.

  • To provide our staff, and in certain cases, immediate community members with the best health care services possible.
  • Mainstream Occupational Safety and Health Act, 2007, within our operations.
  • To enhance dignity among school going girls and women.
  • Enhance human rights within Kakuzi supply and value chains
  • Support learning institutions within and outside Kakuzi area of operations.
  • Enhance knowledge among our staff to ensure they are competitive and up-to-date with industry knowledge.
  • Support smallholder farmers within our supply chain and local community with extension services.
  • Enhance the female quotient within Kakuzi staff through a process of continuous development.
  • Develop and deploy gender-sensitive policies
  • Ensure we conserve water as much as possible by practicing a combination of water catchment preservation and using technology to apply the correct amount of water to our crops.
  • Continuously harvest rainwater.
  • Continuously support local communities to access water, including learning institutions.
  • Improve the knowledge of smallholder farmers within our value chains.
    Assist organised community groups to start beekeeping enterprises.
  • Increase the value of local purchases to Kshs. 50 million per year by 2030.
  • Continuously measure our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
  • Measurement, tracking and reduction of the Company’s carbon emissions.
  • Continuously ensuring that at least 12% of our total land cover is covered with forest at any given time

It’s not just about how you employ the person, its whether that person is feeling that they are getting a rewarding existence by being employed by you.

Chris Flowers, Managing Director

Employee Welfare

As a responsible company, the welfare of our employees is of paramount importance. We ensure that the workplace is safe and that good relationships are maintained between management and employees.

Our Workplace Code of Practice

We are committed to complying with all labour laws and international agreements relating to labour issues.


Implement Occupational Health & Safety and Labour Laws


Ensure no forced, bonded or prison labour is employed


Implement the legal working age


Pay wages that meet or exceed industry or legal national minimums

Health & Safety Programme

At Kakuzi, we implement a comprehensive Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) plan as per the legal requirement specified in the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations. Kakuzi has an OHS programme to help prevent accidents and injuries and also help deal with any incidents that do occur.


Health & Safety Policy & Training


Workplace Risk Assessment


Joint Health & Safety Committees


Workplace Inspections


First Aid Implementation


Annual Third-Party Health & Safety Audits

A senior member of the management team has overall responsibility for health & safety supported by safety committees, comprised of both management and employee representatives.