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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Desktop Audit

Evaluation of compliance if a physical audit is not possible due to regional conflicts, natural disasters, outbreaks of disease, or other high-risk circumstances, or if it is deemed appropriate as a means to collect documentation. In such cases, the audit must be performed via an examination of documents conducted off-site.