C10.8.7 Fairtrade Labelling


© 2009 Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO)


 The International Fairtrade Certification Mark (CM) is an independent consumer certification mark. It guarantees a rigorous process of certifying products as complying with international Fairtrade standards.

 The Fairtrade Mark is a product-based label. It is only awarded to products and does not make any statement about companies or organizations selling them.

 The Fairtrade Mark acts as a guarantee that disadvantaged producers in the developing world are getting a better deal. The producers receive a Fairtrade Minimum Price that covers the cost of sustainable production as well as an extra Fairtrade Premium that is invested in social or economic development projects.

 All Fairtrade Certified Products are inspected. The crops must have been grown and harvested in accordance with the international Fairtrade Standards. In addition, the entire supply chain is monitored to ensure the integrity of labelled products. This chain of certification, monitoring and licensing ensures that the integrity of the supply chain cannot be compromised. It ensures that only a product or ingredient certified at the source can be labelled as Fairtrade Certified. Only products that are licensed by a Labelling Initiative or by FLO International can carry the Fairtrade Certification Mark.


Further information is available from:   http://www.fairtrade.net


In the UK:   http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/


© 2009 Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO)