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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Small Company

Applicable only for Hired Labour Standard HL_EN.pdf (

Any company hiring 25 or fewer permanent workers. All requirements are applicable to all companies; however some requirements have been modified for small companies as noted throughout the Standard.