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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Freedom of association

The term freedom of association describes the right of all workers to join or form an organisation of their own choosing without prior authorisation from their employer or public authorities.

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