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).
Organizations use first-party audits (internal) to audit themselves for internal purposes. They can also be carried out by an external organization on their behalf. First-party audits can be used to declare that the organization complies with an ISO standard; this is called a self-declaration.