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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Development Criteria

Development Compliance Criteria (only for producers) aim to support producers in their continuous improvement over the years and only need to be complied with after 3 or 6 years (at an average score of 3 or higher). The Fairtrade Standards define which requirements are Development Criteria.