Glossary

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).

Renewal audit

A renewal audit describes an audit conducted at the end of a certification cycle before the linked certificate expires. The aim is to verify compliance with the requirements applicable at the time, and to determine whether certification can be renewed.

Find out more about the certification process.

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