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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Multi estate (ME)

Companies that structurally depend on hired labour and are composed of more than one plantation with independent administration are called multi estates. A central management body is responsible for the labour conditions of the workers on all of the plantations.

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