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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Climate Standard End-Buyer

(Only applies to Fairtrade Climate Standard) The end-buyer of Fairtrade Carbon Credits is an organisation or individual that purchases Fairtrade Carbon Credits in order to compensate for its emissions and invest in a sustainable project in the South. An end-buyer is not certified by FLOCERT against the Standard requirements. However, if the end-buyer sources more than 1,000 Carbon Credits per year, they sign an agreement with their country’s National Fairtrade Organisation, in which they commit to fulfilling the Fairtrade Climate Standard requirements for end-buyers.