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 Producer Organisation

(Only applies to Fairtrade Climate Standard) Organisation producing Fairtrade Carbon Credits. This producer organisation may be a Small-scale Producer Organisation, a community-based organisation, or any kind of organisation following the rules laid out in the Fairtrade Climate Standard. It is composed of “producers”, who produce Fairtrade Carbon Credits via the carbon project.

There are 2 such types of producer organisations:

Legally registered producer organisations, who have already signed a certification contract with FLOCERT and are audited and certified against the requirements for producer organisations. If compliance with certain requirements is outsourced to a project facilitator, the organisation must have a contractual agreement with the project facilitator (see Glossary: “Project facilitator”).
Informal producer organisations, who are not legally registered and thus cannot sign the certification contract with FLOCERT. In these cases, the project facilitator may sign the certification contract with FLOCERT on the organisation’s behalf. As the certificate holder, the project facilitator is therefore responsible for the compliance of the producer organisation.