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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An Observation can be recorded during a Digital Audit when a potential Non-Conformity has been identified but could not be fully investigated during the Digital Audit due to lack of information or when issues are identified which are not a breach of the Compliance Criteria but could lead to non-compliance if not corrected.