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).


The term workers usually describes field workers, artisans or other workers including migrant, temporary, seasonal, sub-contracted and permanent workers, and all other hired labour personnel. The term, however, is limited to personnel who are entitled to join unions and therefore normally excludes middle and senior management.

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