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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Gap Analysis

A performance assessment of a business entity against a given Standard or private Code of Conduct.

Such a pre-assessment is often used to rate a business entity’s conformity levels against a given Standard and to identify any gaps in actual performance, to allow the business entity to close these gaps before a formal audit/verification and/or certification processes are initiated.