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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Objective evidence (OE)

The term objective evidence describes any means of proving compliance with a (standard) requirement. At FLOCERT, objective evidence is requested from organizations in order to verify compliance during audits, or to prove fulfilment of corrective measures in the case of non-conformity.

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