FLOCERT received its new ISO 17065 certificate from the German National Accreditation body DAkkS. The certificate is valid for five years and covers FLOCERT´s Fairtrade certification activities for producers and traders.
Since 2007 we’ve been accredited against the internationally recognised ISO norm for
product certifiers, which is ISO 17065 today. Seeking independent verification of our own quality ensures we’re continually strengthening our organisation and staying true to our vision. It is FLOCERT´s policy to be ISO 17065 accredited for all Fairtrade standards. Over 30,000 products feature a Fairtrade mark which means that they meet the internationally agreed social, environmental and economic Fairtrade standards. We were the first social certification body to have this accreditation.
"Being ISO 17065 accredited means a lot and is vital to our reputation: it is the recognition that FLOCERT provides high-quality services and treats all customers in an impartial and transparent manner. This is the result of an amazing teamwork and it also shows that he COVID-19 pandemic did not prevent us from staying a credible certification body" explains Katharina Wagner, FLOCERT´s Managing Director.