Pure Licensee Verification Scheme

Are you buying only finished and labelled Fairtrade products? Then this page is your source of information! As pure licensee you are licensed by a National Fairtrade Organisation or Fairtrade International to use the Fairtrade Certification Mark. On this page you’ll find all you need to know about the Pure Licensee Verification Scheme. Supporting documents such as the standard operating procedure, the pure licensee checklist and the registration form are available for download at the bottom of this page. If you cannot find what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!


National Fairtrade Organisation (NFO)
Short form: NFO. A full member of Fairtrade International, responsible for licensing, marketing, business development and raising awareness in a …
FAIRTRADE Certification Mark
The FAIRTRADE Certification Mark (“FAIRTRADE Mark” or “Mark”) is a registered trademark owned by Fairtrade International and sub-licensed to …
Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
Standard Operating Procedures describe the main processes and rules of our certification and management system. Normally, they explain a complex …
Fairtrade International
Fairtrade International (FI) is a multi-stakeholder, non-profit organisation focusing on the empowerment of producers and workers in developing …
Pure Licensee
Companies that buy and sell finished Fairtrade products and have a License Agreement with a National Fairtrade Organisation or Fairtrade …
Fairtrade refers to all or any part of the activities of Fairtrade International eV, FLOCERT, Fairtrade Producer Networks, National Fairtrade …
A company licensed by a National Fairtrade Organisation or Fairtrade International to use the FAIRTRADE Certification Mark.
FLOCERT audit with customer inspecting a bag of coffee

A verification scheme that fits your specific set-up

The Pure Licensee Verification Scheme is targeted at all licensees that are buying only finished and labelled Fairtrade products and are therefore out of scope of Fairtrade certification. Pure licensees registered under the pure licensee verification scheme will receive periodic audits to verify the license fee payments to their National Fairtrade Organisation. The audits will also check conformity with the following requirements from the Fairtrade Trader Standard:

  • Product approval
  • Product composition
  • Purchase from certified trader
  • Production chapter

As verified pure licensee you have access to FairMonitor to check on the certification status of your own supply chain and show that you are verified against the applicable requirements of the Fairtrade Trader Standard.

Supporting documents for Verified Pure Licensees

Fairtrade Trader Standard (GTS)
Requirements that traders must meet, irrespective of the product traded, in order to obtain a Fairtrade certificate. …
Fairtrade Certification
A product certification system where social, economic and environmental aspects of production are certified against Fairtrade Standards for producers …
Formal procedure of confirmation, by which an authorised person or agency assesses and verifies the attributes, quality, qualification, status of …
Supply chain
Business entities involved in the supply and purchase of materials, goods or services from raw materials to the final product. In contrast to a chain …
A supply chain monitoring tool which enables Fairtrade organisations certified by FLOCERT to create a visual map of their supply chain, monitor the …
An organisation with Trader Certification. It may have either a seller or buyer role in transactions depending on its business relationship with the …
An evidence-gathering process that aims to assess the compliance of an organisation and/or a product with certain standards. There are three types of …