What makes Capital O2's natural and herbal products unique is that, it sources its herbs both locally and internationally. The company also works with major regulatory bodies in Ghana to ensure that its products conform to international standards, thereby creating a sense of safety among its numerous clients. In recent times the company has added the production of fruit juice and mineral water to its range of product offerings to allow for diversity and defeat the competition. Capital O2's mission is to become the first name in the natural health products market in Ghana and in the West African sub region. Our goal therefore is to grow into a healthy, successful company that is a leader in the production and distribution of natural health products with a large loyal customer following. In pursuance of this, it is Management's resolve to provide its shareholders, customers and the community with potent products at affordable prices for the Ghanaian and the sub regional markets.
Capital O2's mission is to become the first name in the natural health products market in Ghana and in the West African sub region. Our goal therefore is to grow into a healthy, successful company that is a leader in the production and distribution of natural health products with a large loyal customer following. In pursuance of this, it is Management's resolve to provide its shareholders, customers and the community with potent products at affordable prices for the Ghanaian and the sub regional markets.
The Dalgety Group of companies was founded in 1993 in Georgetown Guyana. "Dalgety Agri Products", the first Guyana based operation, exported dried herbs in bulk to Europe and North America as well as Pineapples to the Tourist Islands of the Caribbean.
2001 saw the formation of "Dalgety Caribbean Products".This subsidiary was formed to introduce Caribbean condiments, Extra! Extra! Hot pepper sauce and natural health drinks, such as Noni.
2007 Dalgety commissioned a factory in Jamaica in order to position itself closer to farming supplies in the Caribbean. The Packaging operations were closed in 2010 due to operational issues leaving only a buying and marketing office in Jamaica.
2010- In keeping with its passion for new product development and to increase the rewards associated with the successful and revolutionary Instant Ginger Tea, Dalgety launched Instant Lemon, Instant Ginseng and Ginseng&Ginger Teas to the market.
2011 Dalgety group re-organised its UK operation by creating an independent manufacturing operation to fully focus on new appropriate technologies and improved manufacturing effiencies . The group also created an independent marketing and brand development facility, closed its logistics/distribution operation and appointed Wanis Ltd as the Exclusive Distributors of Dalgety products in Europe.
2012 Dalgety purchased Peter Spratt production operations resulting in its daily production capability being increased from 1.2 million teabags per day to 3.4 million teabags per day.
Motherland Spices is operated in Nashville Tennessee; where we blend, package and ship the products to individuals and stores nationwide. Motherland Spices was founded based on our belief in cooking what you eat and enjoying what you cook.
Motherland Spices, typically known as “Mammydoro Seasonings,” are exotic herbs from the rain forests of Africa blended with other herbs found around the world. Our herbs and spices have no additives, no msg, no preservatives and no salt; they are all natural.
Due to the climate, mineral rich soil and abundant rainfall in parts of Africa, especially West Africa, the herbs and spices from Africa have a peculiar aroma compared to similar herbs from other parts of the world.
All our herbs from Africa are organic, as they are planted by small scale farmers who do not use fertilizers or chemicals. In addition, most of our herbs from Africa also have therapeutic and curative properties like ‘Prekese’ from Ghana & Cameroon. For example, when prekese is added to "pepper soup" for a nursing mother, the prekese accelerates blood flow, thus helping the nursing mother eliminate blood clots. Prekese is also applied to joints as an anti-inflammatory agent.
Our goal is to make cooking easier for everyone and we believe that good and tasty food starts with the right combination of herbs and spices. Our seasonings give food the right flavor and taste.
Founded and incorporated in Kansas in 1995 by Omololu Oyeleye, Omololu International (the "Company”) is a leading manufacturer and distributor of all-natural Grade A African Shea Butter and the original African Black Soap personal care products. Based in Memphis, Tennessee and with over 15 years of global experience, the Company established itself by selling directly to consumers and small retailers at local and national festivals, hair & beauty tradeshows and through wholesaling its products to small business owners (barbers, beauticians, gift shops, etc.) in cities such as Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Memphis and Milwaukee.
In the early years we found that in many situations we were the first to approach and educate our consumers and/or retailers on the benefits of Shea Butter and Black Soap. Since then our customers have come to appreciate our high standards for providing a quality product. This has become even more evident as the Company has expanded its reach to Canada and the Caribbean.
Mr. Oyeleye, the Company’s CEO, has guided it from a fledgling two-product, “traveling salesman” company to a mature sixteen-product company by working through distributors and small retailers. The CEO, who holds a Masters Degree from the University of Kansas and has more than 30 years of entrepreneurial experience, is the Company’s visionary and guiding force--establishing direction, setting goals and objectives, and monitoring the emerging environment for short- and long-term business opportunities. Mr. Oyeleye also serves as the Company’s chief technical compliance and quality control manager, personally overseeing the acquisition and inspection of the company’s raw materials from purchase to delivery of finished goods.
Peini, an all natural shea butter body conditioner and hand lotion, naturally nourishes, repairs and moisturises with essential Vitamins A & E, restores an even skin tone. No petrochemicals or artificial colors.
The SEKEM Initiative was founded to realize the vision of sustainable human development. Its mission is the development of the individual, society and environment through a holistic concept which integrates economic, societal and cultural life. Above all, SEKEM aspires to be an impulse for continuous development in all parts of life, to be not only a model for, but also a contribution to the development of the entire world.
In 1977, Dr. Ibrahim Abouleish started the SEKEM Initiative on an untouched part of the Egyptian desert (70 hectares) 60 km northeast of Cairo. Using Biodynamic agricultural methods, desert land was revitalized and a striving agricultural business developed. Over the years, SEKEM became the umbrella of a multifaceted agro-industrial group of companies and NGOs. Today, SEKEM is regarded as a leading social business worldwide.
SEKEM in Years…
SEKEM was established by Dr. Ibrahim Abouleish and his wife Gudrun, on 70 hectares of desert land by applying Biodynamic principles
SEKEM sent the first shipment of medicinal herbs and food ingredients to the USA
SEKEM launched its first product line of herbal remedies on the local pharmaceutical market under the brand name SEKEM Herbs. Foodstuff was introduced to the local market under the brand name ISIS
The Association for Cultural Development in Egypt was founded as a non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) in Germany
The Egyptian Society for Cultural Development (SCD, later renamed to the SEKEM Development Foundation (SDF)) was founded, offering employee training in the field of arts and science
ATOS Pharma was established as an international joint venture company between SEKEM, Deutsche Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG) and Dr. Schaette KG, to develop the Egyptian natural pharmaceutical market
The SEKEM Kindergarten and the Mahad Adult Training Institute were established
LIBRA was founded as a company specialized in packing and exporting fresh fruit and vegetables to Europe
The SEKEM School started with primary and secondary stages
ATOS Pharma set up regional sales and distribution offices in Alexandria, Assiut and Mansoura.
LIBRA started, in cooperation with EOSTA and Organic Farm Foods, the export of organic fresh fruits and vegetables to Europe
SEKEM encouraged the foundation of the Centre of Organic Agriculture in Egypt (COAE) as an independent certification body, working in accordance with Demeter guidelines and later the European Regulation for Organic Agriculture
Libra for Organic Cultivation was established to coordinate the Organic cultivation of cotton and all other crops organically grown in Egypt
Conytex (now NatureTex) was founded as a manufacturer of Organic Cotton Textiles
The Egyptian Biodynamic Association (EBDA) was founded as an independent non-governmental organization to provide agricultural training and consultancy services in Egypt
ATOS Pharma launched a range of phytopharmaceuticals and started clinical trials in different medical departments at many university hospitals in Egypt
Hator (now part of ISIS) was established as company for Fresh Organic Produce
Nature’s Best Shops were opened in Cairo to sell organically cultivated food products and organic textiles
SEKEM Development Foundation opened the SEKEM Medical Centre.
The International Association of Partnership for Ecology and Trade (IAP) was established between SEKEM and many of its international business partners
SEKEM, ATOS Pharma, Conytex and Hator were ISO 9001 certified
ISIS starts to manufacture organic foodstuff
The SEKEM Vocational Training Center (VTC) and Arts School were established by the SEKEM Development Foundation and a Literacy Program for disadvantaged children was introduced
Libra opened new mills and cleaning lines for cereals, rice and dry legumes
The Centre of Organic Agriculture in Egypt (COAE) attained accreditation according to the international quality management procedures for product certifying bodies (EN45011)
SEKEM Academy for Applied Arts and Science (now part of the Heliopolis University) was founded and started research in the fields of medicine, pharmacy, agriculture and arts
The Cooperative of SEKEM Employees (CSE) was founded
The SEKEM Holding was established for supporting, supervising and evaluating the SEKEM Group of Companies
The SEKEM Information and Management System (SIS) was introduced in all companies.
ATOS Pharma installed a new pilot extraction unit for medicinal plants
Libra extended its capacity by building new greenhouses, stables for cows and chicken farms
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), one of the World Bank affiliates, and DEG participated in new investments of the SEKEM Group of Companies
SEKEM Academy for Applied Arts and Science built pharmaceutical and soil fertility laboratories
SEKEM received the Alternative Nobel Prize or Right Livelihood Award
Dr. Ibrahim Abouleish was selected as an “Outstanding Social Entrepreneur” by the Schwab Foundation.
Citrus fruit and potatoes were among the first products sold as fair-trade certified by FLO Germany.
SEKEM and Acumend Fund begun financing a project to encourage the growth of organic cultivation in Egypt
The SEKEM Development Foundation together with the University Witten/Herdecke formed a consortium with Cairo University, Helwan University, Zagazig University, Antwerp University, Marburg University, King’s College London and the University London School of Pharmacy to carry out the EU project DOPSE-TEMPUS to develop a phytopharmacy curriculum
LOTUS was founded as a company processing Organic Biodynamic herbs and spices
Establishment of SEKEM Europe to support the overall goal of SEKEM Holding to process and market healthy and ethical products made from Biodynamic ingredients
SEKEM Museum for natural history and human prehistory opened for visitors
Egyptian Biodynamic Association started projects on new feed technology, improving seeds of medicinal and aromatic plants and use of solar dryers as alternative sustainable drying system for small growers
Start of a three-years “13 villages” project for comprehensive poverty alleviation intervention in rural Sharkeya, Egypt in cooperation with the SEKEM Friends Germany
El Mizan for plant nursery grafting and raising young fruit and vegetable plants, was established
EcoTec Holding was established as a sister organization of the SEKEM Holding, dedicated to renewable energy and other environmental services
Heliopolis Academy opened the Water Research Department working on advanced water and wastewater treatment technologies, advanced water disinfection techniques, doing research on state-of-the-art irrigation techniques as well as analyzing water for all applications
The SEKEM Environmental Science Center was founded to cooperate with the SEKEM School and all schools in the region in the fields of practical environmental science training
Establishment of SEKEM for Land Reclamation (SLR), with the plan to reclaim and plant in total 6.000 feddan (2520 hectares) in North Sinai, the Bahareya Oasis, and in Minia Governorate
First Report on Sustainable Development was published for the year 2007
Development of the Sustainability Flower as reporting, assessment and management tool together with IAP
Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development receives its acknowledgment by the Presidential Decree No. 298
First “Heliopolis Academy Innovation Award”.
Foundation of the international joint venture PREDATORS for breeding insects for organic pest control
SEKEM for Land Reclamation (SLR) takes over all agricultural cultivation activities form Libra and concentrates now on cattle management and compost production
Second “Heliopolis Academy Innovation Award”
Inauguration and opening of the Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development
“Business for Peace Award” by Oslo Business for Peace Foundation
One World Family Award, Stuttgart, Germany
Excellence in Positive Change – Global Thinker Forum Award, Athens, Greece
Golden Award of the Technical University Graz
Land for Life Award from United Nation Convention to Combat Desertification
Highest honorary medal by the German governorate of Baden-Wuerttemberg
SEKEM celebrates 40 years of Sustainable Development and the 80th birthday of founder Dr. Ibrahim Abouleish
Ibrahim Abouleish passed away an June 15, at age of 80