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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Cost of sustainable production (COSP)

The cost of sustainable production is the cost of producing a product sustainably and in a socially, economically and environmentally responsible way that conforms with Fairtrade Standards. The Standards Unit assumes that the COSP reflects sustainability.

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