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 audit describes an evidence-gathering process that aims to assess the compliance of an organization and/or a product with certain standards. There are three types of audit: first-party audit, second-party audit and third-party audit.

To find more about FLOCERT’s audits click here.

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