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).

Industrial processing plants

Industrial processing plants are those plants that structurally depend on contracted labor (more than twenty workers, seasonal, temporary or permanent). Due to necessary safety measures, cyanidation/leaching plants are always considered to be “industrial” – regardless of their size and number of workers they employ.

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