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).


An allegation is an accusation, made by a third party, against a Fairtrade organization, claiming that this organization violated the Fairtrade Standards, FLOCERT policies or other contractual obligations with Fairtrade International/FLOCERT. Such an allegation can be filed by any party, including but not limited to, a Fairtrade organization, a non-governmental organization (NGO), a labour union, a worker or a member of the public. Find out more about FLOCERT’s allegation procedures.

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