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 Organisation (WFTO).

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Appeals Committee

An internal quality control body that objectively supervises the decision-making process carried out within FLOCERT. It is therefore responsible for guaranteeing a consistent interpretation of the Standards and for ensuring that operations are carried out with due diligence. As an internal body, its role is neither that of an external and/or official arbitration body nor a court-like institution.