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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Multi Estate

Multi-estates are farms that are composed of more than one estate or several production sites under the same legal structure that apply different HR systems and/or production practices. Different HR systems mean that they have separate management and/ or HR decisions and rules (e.g. on overtime) differ on the sites and/or they have decentralized record keeping (e.g. contracts, pay slips, overtime and health records are kept on different production sites). Different production practices mean that for example different agrochemicals are applied or different health and safety requirements are implemented. Multi estates may also have separate Fairtrade Premium Committees and different workers representatives on the different production sites.