Our Thinking

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 more transparency in supply chains

3 July 2017

Companies increasingly need to answer the demand of consumers and the public on how they source their products and mitigate risks related to their supply chains. This drives the demand for more transparency in supply chains. FLOCERT's Director of Operations Sugumar Raman dives deeper into this trend.

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3 Questions to… Wendy Yegon

3 Questions to… Wendy Yegon

28 July 2017
With our "3 Questions to" blog series we introduce the people behind FLOCERT to you: The human side of certification!

Certification in numbers: Coffee

Certification in numbers: Coffee

13 July 2017
Have you ever wondered what the Fairtrade Premium is used for? FLOCERT's data expert Tatiana Vanegas explores the coffee premium.

“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.

The trend towards impact

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.

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.