Pacific Organic & Ethical Trade Community

The Certifications

Fairtrade Certification

Fairtrade certification is a product certification system owned by Fairtrade International (FLO), products with this brand meet certain environmental, labour, and developmental standards and are certified by a certification body, FLO-CERT.

The system involves independent auditing of marketing organizations and producers. Companies offering products that meet the Fairtrade Standards may apply for licenses to use the Fairtrade Certification Mark for those products.

The Fairtrade International certification system covers a growing range of products. In the Pacific coffee, cocoa, sugar vanilla and coconuts have been certified by FLO Cert.

Click here for information on Fairtrade Certification.

World Fair Trade Organisation Guarantee System

The WFTO Guarantee System (GS) is a new Fair Trade system that is credible, simple, and affordable, especially for small producers. It is sustainable to meet the growing demand for trustworthy Fair Trade recognition schemes.

The Guarantee System has five major components: a WFTO membership admission procedure, self-assessment, monitoring audit, peer visit, and the Fair Trade Accountability Watch (FTAW).

The FTAW is a participative monitoring mechanism that allows the public to report compliance issues regarding guaranteed Fair Trade Organisations.

Products carrying the WFTO Label are made by Guaranteed Fair Trade Organisations that meet the requirement of the WFTO Guarantee System.

Click here for information on WFTO Guarantee System.

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