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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Compliance Criteria

A translation of the requirements of the Fairtrade Standards, binding guidance documents and FLOCERT certification rules into verifiable control points. These criteria are evaluated in the certification process to determine compliance with the Fairtrade Standards and certification requirements. Compliance Criteria are in accordance with the minimum and progress requirements of the Fairtrade Standards, and therefore every Compliance Criterion is linked to a specific timeline indicating when it needs to be fulfilled.

All Compliance Criteria are published by FLOCERT on the public Compliance Criteria lists at: