If you feel that the world of Fair Trade has its very own language – do not worry! With this glossary we would like to guide you through the specific technical terms used by FLOCERT, Fairtrade International and the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO).


Accreditation is the formal declaration and recognition by a neutral third party and authoritative body that a certification body and its program is competent to carry out specific tasks such as testing, calibration, certification, inspection and auditing, in line with the relevant norms or standards of certification.

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