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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Initial Audit

In order to become Fairtrade-certified, an organisation must first apply for certification. Based on the information received during the application phase, and if the application is accepted, the Initial Audit is then planned. After the Initial Audit, the audit results will be evaluated and FLOCERT will decide whether the applicant can be certified.

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