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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Single Site Mass Balance

Single Site Mass Balance (SSMB) requires that all Fairtrade inputs must be delivered to and processed at the same site where the Fairtrade output is processed. A single site can involve an Additional Entity, e.g. for processing, even if no delivery back to the Master Operator takes place. However, the product must be delivered to the Master Operator in the first place.

See also: Mass Balance.