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).

Desktop audit

Evaluation of compliance in case a physical audit is not possible due to regional conflicts, natural disasters, outbreaks of disease, or other high-risk circumstances, or if it is deemed appropriate as a means to collect documentation. In these cases the audit needs to be performed via an examination of documents that is done off site.

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