If you feel that the world of Fair Trade has its very own language – don’t fret! We’ll keep you in the know!

With this glossary we’ll guide you through the common technical terms used by FLOCERT, Fairtrade International and the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO).

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Additional Entity

An Additional Entity is a site or legal entity that does not take legal ownership of the Fairtrade product but provides services involving the Fairtrade product (storage/packing/processing) that are within certification scope.

It can be either:

A Subcontractor to a certified customer or
a site owned by a certified customer.

Certain services are out of certification scope; entities providing these services are not considered Additional Entities.