Fostering fair global trade since 2003

FLOCERT is on a mission to assure fairness

FLOCERT is one of the world’s leading social auditing and certification bodies, and the global certification body for Fairtrade.

The world’s best-known and trusted ethical label, the Fairtrade Mark, champions:

  • responsible business practices and long-term, reliable trading relationships;
  • fairer prices and better working conditions for farmers and workers;
  • no child, forced or exploited labour;
  • sustainable food production and environmental protection;
  • gender equity; and
  • freedom of association for workers. 

Here at FLOCERT, we’re proud to be responsible for ensuring the credibility of Fairtrade’s key elements.

Freedom of Association
The right of all workers to join or form an organisation of their own choosing without prior authorisation from their employer or public authorities.
Certification body
An independent entity authorised by a specific standard-setter to certify that its clients comply with the requirements of the respective standard.
Formal procedure of confirmation, by which an authorised person or agency assesses and verifies the attributes, quality, qualification, status of …
Fairtrade refers to all or any part of the activities of Fairtrade International eV, FLOCERT, Fairtrade Producer Networks, National Fairtrade …
The independent Fairtrade Certification body, offering Fairtrade Certification services to customers in more than 120 countries. FLOCERT GmbH, a …
Field Workers, artisans or other Workers, including migrant, temporary, seasonal, sub-contracted and permanent Workers, and all other Hired Labour …

Our services

Working with all types of organisations, from small producers to internationally recognised brands, our all-inclusive approach enables us to deliver everything you need to boost your ethical practices, make informed decisions, and fully implement your strategic sustainability goals.

In ecology, sustainability means that a biological system is able to remain diverse and productive indefinitely. Sustainability can also be defined …
The term Producer refers to any type of producer set-up as found in the Fairtrade Standards: Hired Labour, Small-Scale Producer Organisations, …
Certified producers as important part of our supply management

Tea grows in many countries around the world – but not yet in Germany – and everyone should be able to make a good living from and with tea. Purchasing from certified producers is, therefore, an important component of our supply management, as we like to be on site but cannot be everywhere at the same time due to the large number of suppliers.

Daniel Mack, Head of Tea Department, TeeGschwendner

Meet an extraordinary auditor duo

Curious about the life of an auditor? Watch this fascinating peek behind the scenes!

Mireya Saavedra Rivera and Andrés Valverde Saavedra are not just dedicated FLOCERT auditors from Bolivia but also mother and son.

Check out this video to get a glimpse into their everyday lives as auditors and learn more about the fascinating and challenging aspects of their work.


A person qualified to carry out audits on behalf of a certification body. Learn more about the audits carried out by FLOCERT auditors.

Hover over the steps to see a FLOCERT trader audit in action!

1. Opening Meeting
2. Document check
3. On-site inspection
4. Storage inspection
5. Closing Meeting

To learn more about what happens leading up to an audit, the auditing process itself and the follow-up, click here.

An evidence-gathering process that aims to assess the compliance of an organisation and/or a product with certain standards. There are three types of …

Fair facts & figures

The number 25 and a icon with a basket of fruit

From A (acai) to Z (zucchini) – we certify over 6,000 Fairtrade products in 25 Fairtrade product classifications, that each have their own Standard.

The number 37 and icons of a diverse group of people

With employees from currently 37 nations, FLOCERT truly lives diversity!

The number 3 and speech bubbles with

The majority of FLOCERT employees speak three languages.

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