About Us: Meet FLOCERT

FLOCERT is a leading global certification body for fair trade verification services on a mission to assure fairness. With our help, producers, traders and brands are building fair supply chains globally. You’ve come to the right place if you would like to know what motivates us.  Learn about what we stand for, meet our team and customers, or check out our latest news. Get in contact with us if you have any questions. If you like who we are, come work with us!

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Founded in 2003, FLOCERT offers verification services for Fairtrade organizations globally. FLOCERT is a leading certifier. We’ve in fact supported the phenomenal growth of Fairtrade. This is a movement that’s had a positive impact on millions of people across the world, for over a decade. We work with all organizations that are committed to operating sustainably, to increase fairness in global trade.

We were set up as a subsidiary of Fairtrade International to act independently of the standard-setting side of the organization. So we ensure the quality and credibility of the Fairtrade certification system. With broad expertise in analyzing global supply chains built on a long history in Fairtrade, we’ve become a one-stop shop for assurance services.

Fair is more than a label

Today, more and more international consumers are choosing fair products every day. But the success of a business isn’t only reflected in certificates or labels. It hinges on everyday practices that FLOCERT is here to verify with its verification services. Because of this, business integrity is a  precious asset that FLOCERT helps protect. We‘re able to verify your company’s performance against multiple ethical standards, including Fairtrade; tailor assurance solutions and impact measurement to your company’s needs; ensure product integrity; track payments; and verify sustainable investments.

Our global network of customers and partners is made up of over 1.6 million small farmers and workers in developing and emerging countries, as well as traders and brands. Our headquarters in Bonn, Germany, give us direct access to all European markets. We also have regional offices in Costa Rica, India, South Africa and the United States, allowing for both global reach and local presence.

Our accreditations

FLOCERT is proud to be officially recognized as a social enterprise. We’re committed to using our income and profit to make a positive impact on our society and the environment. We’re also the first social certification body to be ISO 17065 accredited, reassuring our customers and partners of our independence and transparency in all our certification decisions.

We want to drive positive change in international trade. But we can’t do it alone. Being a member of several important industry associations means we can pool our expertise with that of our peers, maximizing our impact.

FLOCERT is a member of these networks to maximizing our impact:

ISEAL: We’re an Associate member of ISEAL, the leading global membership organization for sustainability standards. Being an ISEAL member gives us the opportunity to collaborate and innovate with our industry partners on critical issues within the sustainability standards movement.

Sedex:  As a member of the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex), we’re part of a global community which champions best practice in social, environmental and ethical supply chain auditing. We also provide audits against the SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) methodology.

 

SCAA: Our membership in the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) links us to the world’s largest coffee trade association. By setting and maintaining quality standards for the industry, the association recognizes, develops and promotes specialty coffee.

AFCA: We’re part of the African Fine Coffees Association (AFCA). AFCA connects us to the regional association representing the coffee industry in eleven African countries.

PMA: Our membership in the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) puts us amongst organizations from every segment of the global fresh produce and floral supply chain.

If you have any questions regarding FLOCERT, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

“Thank you very much to FLOCERT and the amazing auditors that contributed to our EDGE certification."

Nicole McCabe, SAP