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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Industrial Processing Plants

Plants that structurally depend on contracted labour (more than twenty workers, seasonal, temporary or permanent). Due to necessary safety measures, cyanidation/leaching plants are always considered to be “industrial” – regardless of their size and number of workers they employ.