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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Confirmation audit

A confirmation audit is either a focused or unannounced audit and might take place between an Initial and a Renewal or in between two Renewal audits to confirm compliance. A confirmation audit is conducted if FLOCERT’s assessment of the organisation’s individual needs requires it. This assessment is based on: Compliance with the Fairtrade Standards, Fairtrade Premium amount received/ paid, and the individual setup.

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