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).


FLOCERT GmbH is the independent Fairtrade certification body offering Fairtrade certification services to clients in more than 120 countries. FLOCERT GmbH, a private limited company, evaluates Fairtrade certification applications, verifies compliance with the Fairtrade Standards during audits, and decides whether Fairtrade certification can be granted or not. Certificates are issued as proof of successful Fairtrade certification, and as authorization to trade Fairtrade products. FLOCERT GmbH holds an ISO17065 accreditation and follows best practice in all of its certification operations.

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