Glossary

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).

Certification

Formal procedure of confirmation, by which an authorized person or agency assesses and verifies the attributes, quality, qualification, status of individuals or organizations, goods or services, procedures or processes, events or situations, in accordance with established requirements or standards. This confirmation is often, but not always, provided by some form of external review, education, assessment, or audit. Fairtrade certification is carried out by FLOCERT to ensure that both producers and traders meet the Fairtrade Standards.

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