Standards

Fairtrade FLO (International Fair and Ethical Trading Certification Mark)

Fairtrade FLO (International Fair and Ethical Trading Certification Mark)

Governing Organization

Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO)

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Auditing / Certification Body

FLO-CERT GMBH

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Assessment Type

Third party assessed by non-verified bodies

Memberships

ISEAL Alliance Member

Sectors Covered

Various Sectors

Issues Covered

Animal Conservation and Welfare, Biodegradable and Recycling, Carbon, CSR, Environmental Management, Ethical Trade, Food Safety, Organic, Waste and Chemicals Management, Water Related, Worker Safety

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Overview

Fairtrade International is an independent, non governmental, not-for-profit organization that promotes sustainable development and poverty alleviation and sets the Fairtrade standards. Nineteen national organizations, called Fairtrade Labelling Initiatives, market the Fairtrade products in 23 countries in Europe, North America, Australia, New Zeland. One organization - FLO-CERT - is... more

Key Features

* Fairtrade provides producers access to a fast growing
market segment that is highly recognized by consumers in the global North.
* Fairtrade Premium: additional funds available to producers above the selling price for social and business
development projects.
* Fairtrade Minimum Price: a price floor available to
producers that aims to cover average costs of... more

Stakeholder Engagement

The stakholder mapping is one step of the planning stage of a standard setting project. Stakeholders of the relevant parties are indentified. Defining of how these stakeholders will be invovled is key at this step. Best means of communication are also identified. Key stakeholders are proactively contacted. Participation targets and success criteria are set for the different stakeholder... more

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Sustainability Issues

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