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Welcome to our blog. Here we share our thoughts on assuring fairness in global trade, through the voices of the people who make it all happen.

The trend towards impact

21 April 2017

For companies and brands it has become more and more important to understand and demonstrate the impact of their commitments. FLOCERT's Technical Services Director Frank Brinkschneider takes a closer look into the trend towards impact.

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“A natural fit”: EDGE’s Chris Grieve explains the popular gender equality standard

19 June 2017
We are proud to be one of only two official certifiers for the EDGE (Economic Dividends for Gender Equality) standard. Launched in 2011, EDGE has quickly become hugely popular with global corporates. In her guest blog, EDGE Certified Foundation’s Chris Grieve talks about the natural fit between assuring fairness and assuring gender equality.

Certification in numbers: Cocoa

Certification in numbers: Cocoa

31 March 2017
Can you imagine how much Fairtrade cocoa is actually bought and sold? FLOCERT's data expert Tatiana Vanegas puts the figures in perspective.

Trends in certification: Assurance for Private Company Codes

Trends in certification: Assurance for Private Company Codes

17 March 2017
More and more traders, brands and retailers in global commodity supply chains are setting up their individual sustainability programs. Ose Nielsen takes a closer look into this trend.