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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The term workers usually describes field workers, artisans or other workers including migrant, temporary, seasonal, sub-contracted and permanent workers, and all other hired labour personnel. The term, however, is limited to personnel who are entitled to join unions and therefore normally excludes middle and senior management.

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