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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Hired Labour (HL)

The term Hired Labour refers to the Fairtrade Standard for Hired Labour Organisations. These are organisations where the main share of work is carried out by workers, as distinct from membership-based organisations such as Small-scale Producer Organisations.