End of the Fairtrade pilot for certification in conflict-affected regions


Fairtrade International has decided to end the pilot for certification for conflict-affected regions, specific to the Democratic Republic of Congo (you can check the announcement here).

Going forward, FLOCERT, as Fairtrade‘s certification body, will therefore apply the regular Fairtrade certification process for producer organisations and traders from the Democratic Republic of Congo who want to take part in Fairtrade.

The customers who were certified under the pilot will be transitioned accordingly. This means that they will be asked to demonstrate compliance with the requirements of the full Fairtrade Standards for producer organisations or traders from their next Fairtrade audit onwards. Affected customers have been informed and can see the checklist with all criteria relevant for their next audit in the Ecert certification portal.


Click below for the PDF versions of this announcement in English and French:

PDF Version English   PDF Version French


If you have any questions please contact us at comms@flocert2023.brightminded.com.


Fairtrade International/Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International e.V.
Fairtrade International (FI) is a multi-stakeholder, non-profit organisation focusing on the empowerment of producers and workers in developing …
Fairtrade Standards
Fairtrade Standards, comprising Fairtrade Generic Standards and Fairtrade Product-specific Standards, are requirements that producers and traders …
Certification body
An independent entity authorised by a specific standard-setter to certify that its clients comply with the requirements of the respective standard.
Formal procedure of confirmation, by which an authorised person or agency assesses and verifies the attributes, quality, qualification, status of …
Fairtrade refers to all or any part of the activities of Fairtrade International eV, FLOCERT, Fairtrade Producer Networks, National Fairtrade …
An evidence-gathering process that aims to assess the compliance of an organisation and/or a product with certain standards. There are three types of …
Ecert is FLOCERT’s Web Portal to facilitate the work of auditors and customers. Customers can for example get an overview of the audit results, …