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).


A subcontractor is an individual or company that provides product-related services on behalf of an organization, but does not take legal ownership of the product.

Within Fairtrade certification, Fairtrade certified organizations are also responsible for assuring their subcontractors’ compliance with the Fairtrade Standards.

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