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 Organization (WFTO).


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An allegation is an accusation, made by a third party, against a Fairtrade-certified organisation, claiming that this organisation violated the Fairtrade Standards, FLOCERT policies or other contractual obligations with Fairtrade International/FLOCERT. Such an allegation can be filed by any party, including but not limited to, a Fairtrade organisation, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), a labour union, a worker or a member of the public. Find out more about FLOCERT’s allegation procedures.

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