Old assessment methodology
Very good choice
  • Aim/Focus
  • Standard organisation
  • Good to know
The Fairtrade Certified Cotton label indicates that the cotton is sourced from small-scale farms that fulfil the environmental, economic and social requirements of the Fairtrade standard. The standard mainly focuses on fair trade conditions and the payment of a Fairtrade premium that is used to implement local development projects.
Fairtrade International is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization that promotes sustainable development and poverty alleviation and sets the Fairtrade standards.

Cred­ib­il­ity 91%

  • Availability of Scheme Structure
  • Independence of Scheme Owner from Certificate Holder
  • Availability of Standard
  • Public Consultation of Standard
  • Availability of Standard-Setting Process
  • Standard Review
  • Consistent interpretation of the Standard
  • List of Accredited/Approved CABs
  • Procedure on Remediation
  • CAB Complaints Mechanism
  • Defined Duration of Certificate / License
  • Clarity of claim
  • Scheme Legal Status
  • Information on Sources of Finance
  • Incorporation of Stakeholder feedback
  • Documented Assessment Methodology
  • Level of Conformity Assessment
  • Claims Policy
  • Scheme Management
    Governance structures and management of the scheme
    100/100
    • Governance
      100/100
      • Does the scheme owner make its organisational structure available?
        Answer: Yes publicly
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (on request) (70 points)
        • Yes publicly (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
      • Is the scheme owner a legal entity, or an organization that is a partnership of legal entities, or a government or inter-governmental agency?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (100 points)

        Source:

        See: //www.fairtrade.net/about-fairtrade/our-vision.html and see "Satzung des Vereins" //www.fairtrade.net/fileadmin/user_upload/content/2009/about_us/documents/150101-Satzung-Fairtrade-International-DE.pdf

      • Is there a mechanism by which the top decision-making body members are accountable to all stakeholders?
        Answer: Yes available on request
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes available publicly (0 points)
        • Yes available on request (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
      • Do the voting procedures of the top decision-making body ensure that there is a balanced representation of stakeholder interests, where no single interest predominates?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (100 points)

        Source:

        "The assembly has 50% of producer representation and 50% of national Faitrade organization representation. http://www.fairtrade.net/about-fairtrade/who-we-are/board-members-general-assembly.html" #NV

      • Does the scheme owner make quantitative information on the income sources or financing structure of the scheme available?
        Answer: Yes publicly
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (on request) (70 points)
        • Yes publicly (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner have an internal quality management system available?
        Answer: Yes publicly
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (on request) (70 points)
        • Yes publicly (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
      • Is the scheme owner economically independent from the certificate holder?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (100 points)

        Source:

        Annual reports show that 64% of its income comes from Membership fees: "As a membership association, Fairtrade International receives membership fees from the national Fairtrade organizations. The membership fee is unrestricted funding and is calculated as a percentage of the licence fee income of each national Fairtrade organization." See: //annualreport.fairtrade.net/en/fairtrade-internationals-financials/

      • Does the scheme owner have sustainability-oriented goals and objectives?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (100 points)

        Source:

        Our Fairtrade’s vision is a world in which all producers can enjoy secure and sustainable livelihoods, fulfil their potential and decide on their future. See: //www.fairtrade.net/about-fairtrade/our-vision.html and also: Fairtrade Constitution, Preamble

      • Does the scheme owner have a strategy for meeting its sustainability-oriented goals and objectives?
        Answer: Yes publicly
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (on request) (70 points)
        • Yes publicly (100 points)
    • Impact
      100/100
      • Does the scheme owner have a system in place for measuring its impacts and progress towards its sustainability goals?
        Answer: Yes publicly
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (on request) (70 points)
        • Yes publicly (100 points)
      • Does the scheme owner use the results of monitoring and evaluation for learning and improvements to its programme?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (100 points)

        Source:

        1. Introduction Fairtrade invests in Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) activities in 1. To support internal learning and improvement within the Fairtrade system, […] See: FT Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Programme system report Jan 2014 http://www.fairtrade.net/fileadmin/user_upload/content/2009/resources/140113_Fairtrade-Intl-MEL-System-Rpt_.pdf

      • Does the scheme owner make sustainability results from M&E available?
        Answer: Yes publicly
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (on request) (70 points)
        • Yes publicly (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        8. Transparency Fairtrade is committed to making the results of MEL work public, and has been publishing evaluation reports and reports of monitoring data for several years See: FT Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Programme system report Jan 2014 http://www.fairtrade.net/fileadmin/user_upload/content/2009/resources/140113_Fairtrade-Intl-MEL-System-Rpt_.pdf

    • Supporting Strategies
      100/100
      • Does the scheme provide access to technical assistance for compliance with the standard?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
      • Does the scheme provide access to technical assistance beyond compliance with the standard?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
      • Does the scheme provide access to finance for enterprises seeking certification?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
  • Standard-Setting
    Standard development and revision
    100/100
    • Is the standard made available free of charge?
      Answer: Yes publicly
      Score: 100/100
      Possible answers
      • Yes (on request) (70 points)
      • Yes publicly (100 points)
      • No (0 points)
    • Has a set of key sustainability issues in the sector or product lifecycle been defined in the standard-setting process?
      Answer: Yes
      Score: 100/100
      Possible answers
      • No (0 points)
      • yes (100 points)

      Source:

      During the research stage of a project, input from stakeholders, internal sources and external sources is collated. The Fairtrade MEL Working Group is committed to ensuring that MEL data is used as an input into reviews of the Fairtrade standards. See: 2012-02-07_SOP_Development_Fairtrade_Standards.pdf point 2.4 and 140113_Fairtrade-Intl-MEL-System-Rpt.pdf point 6. Outcome and impact evaluations and 7. Use of results for internal discussion and learning

    • Are the standard-setting procedures or a public summary of how stakeholders can engage made available?
      Answer: Yes publicly
      Score: 100/100
      Possible answers
      • Yes (on request) (70 points)
      • Yes publicly (100 points)
      • No (0 points)

      Source:

      The draft of the PA is published on the Fairtrade International website and is open to stakeholder feedback. Interested parties can submit their feedback […] See: 2012-02-07_SOP_Development_Fairtrade_Standards point 2.3

    • Which stakeholders can participate in the standard-setting process?
      Answer: All stakeholders
      Score: 100/100
      Possible answers
      • Members only (10 points)
      • Invitation only (70 points)
      • All stakeholders (100 points)
    • Are stakeholders who are directly affected by the standard provided opportunities to participate in standard setting?
      Answer: Yes
      Score: 100/100
      Possible answers
      • No (0 points)
      • yes (100 points)

      Source:

      Each stakeholder is either materially affected by the project or has sufficient expertise in the subject. Internal stakeholders usually consist of all applying and certified operators affected by the standard, PSR, FLO-CERT, PNs and LIs. External stakeholders generally include, among others, consumers, Fairtrade Organizations (FTOs), retailers, unions, NGOs, governments, authorities, international organizations, researchers and academic bodies. See: 2012-02-07_SOP_Development_Fairtrade_Standards point 2.3, p. 8

    • Are draft standards field tested / piloted for relevance and auditability during the development process?
      Answer: Yes
      Score: 100/100
      Possible answers
      • Yes (100 points)
      • No (0 points)
      • Not applicable (0 points)
    • Does the scheme owner provide information on how the input received from consultations has been included in the final version of the standard?
      Answer: Yes publicly
      Score: 100/100
      Possible answers
      • Yes (on request) (70 points)
      • Yes publicly (100 points)
      • No (0 points)

      Source:

      […] it compiles the consultation results synopsis. This document records the consultation process and feedback, provides an overview of received comments, and clarifies how each material issue has been addressed. The consultation results synopsis is published on the Fairtrade International website[...] For example see. 2015_06_15_Textile_synopsis.pdf See: 2012-02-07_SOP_Development_Fairtrade_Standards point 2.6 p.8

    • Do the voting procedures of the decision-making body responsible for standard setting ensure that there is a balanced representation of stakeholder interests?
      Answer: Yes
      Score: 100/100
      Possible answers
      • No (0 points)
      • yes (100 points)
    • Is the standard reviewed and, if necessary, revised at least every 5 years?
      Answer: Yes
      Score: 100/100
      Possible answers
      • No (0 points)
      • yes (100 points)

      Source:

      Usually, the SU will undertake a review of all Standards at least every five years See: 2012-02-07_SOP_Development_Fairtrade_Standards point 3.5 Review cycle p.12

    • Does the scheme ensure that guidance is in place to support consistent interpretation of the standard?
      Answer: Yes
      Score: 100/100
      Possible answers
      • No (0 points)
      • yes (100 points)

      Source:

      "The guidance under most of requirements are support for consistent interpretation. Plus: Fairtrade International (no date). Explanatory Document for the Fairtrade Standard for Small Producer Organisations. http://www.fairtrade.net/fileadmin/user_upload/content/2009/standards/documents/2014-01-15_EN_SPO_Explan_Doc.pdf " #NV

    • Are there procedures and guidance for application or interpretation of the standard to regional contexts?
      Answer: Yes
      Score: 100/100
      Possible answers
      • Yes (100 points)
      • No (0 points)
      • Not applicable (0 points)

      Source:

      "The guidance under most of requirements take into account local context. http://www.fairtrade.net/fileadmin/user_upload/content/2009/standards/documents/2014-01-15_EN_SPO_Explan_Doc.pdf " #NV

    • Does the scheme owner have a complaints mechanism for the standard-setting process?
      Answer: Yes, publicly
      Score: 100/100
      Possible answers
      • Yes (on request) (70 points)
      • Yes, publicly (100 points)
      • No (0 points)
  • Assurance
    Mechanisms for assessment of compliance with the standard
    86/100
    • Assurance System
      82/100
      • Is there a documented assessment methodology for CABs to assess compliance with the standard?
        Answer: Yes publicly available
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes available on request (70 points)
        • Yes publicly available (100 points)
      • Is application (to get certified/verified) open to all potential applicants within the scope of the scheme?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (100 points)

        Source:

        Companies in China can be certified as traders for all Fairtrade products except cotton. Only under the Fairtrade Cotton Sourcing Program can companies processing cotton in China be “Fairtrade verified” and the Price and Premium payer “Fairtrade certified” for cotton. See: FT Small Producer Organizations, Annex 1: Fairtrade Geographical Scope Policy of Producer Certification

      • Does the scheme owner require CABs to have an assessment fee schedule?
        Answer: Yes publicly avilable
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes available on request (70 points)
        • Yes publicly avilable (100 points)
      • Are levels of all costs and fees incurred by applicants and certificate holders/licencees based on programme costs and kept as low as possible?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (100 points)

        Source:

        see: //www.flocert.net/fairtrade-services/fairtrade-certification/fees/ and

      • Does the scheme owner require CABs to have a documented complaints mechanism in place for compliance decisions?
        Answer: Yes publicly available
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes available on request (70 points)
        • Yes publicly available (100 points)

        Source:

        2.13.1 The assurance provider shall have a written procedure to manage allegations and complaints. See: ASSU_ReqAssuranceProviders_v1.0.pdf and http://www.flocert.net/fairtrade-services/fairtrade-certification/appeals-and-allegations/

      • Does the scheme owner make, or require CABs to make, summary certification/verification reports (with personal and commercially sensitive information removed) available?
        Answer: Confidential
        Score: 10/100
        Possible answers
        • No (no reports) (0 points)
        • Confidential (10 points)
        • Yes (on request) (70 points)
        • Yes publicly (100 points)
      • Does the certificate or license define the duration for which it is valid?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)

        Source:

        http://www.flo-cert.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/CERT-Certification-SOP-27-en.pdf, 3.4, p. 8f. A customer compliant with the Fairtrade Standards receives a Fairtrade certificate for a time period of 4 years or in case of Small Licensees for a 6-year period. Continued compliance will be monitored through at least one surveillance audit. #NV

      • Does the certificate or license define the scope of assurance?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (100 points)

        Source:

        5.8.1 The assurance provider shall issue a certificate which shall ]…] 5.8.1.6 A statement referencing the Fairtrade International’s or the assurance providers’ website as the authoritative source of information on the validity of the certificate as well as its scope FLOCERT: If a customer is both a producer and has also activity as trader for other certified producers he receives only one certificate including both scopes […] ee: ASSU_ReqAssuranceProviders_v1.0.pdf 5.8 certification documentation and See: Cert_certification_SOP-27_en.pdf chapter 3.4 Certificates available http://www.flo-cert.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/CERT-Certification-SOP-27-en.pdf

      • Does the scheme owner maintain or require CABs to maintain a publicly accessible list of certified or verified enterprises, or a list of verified products/product groups, or a list of members (in case of membership-based initiatives)?
        Answer: Yes incl. scope of certificate or license
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (70 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes incl. scope of certificate or license (100 points)

        Source:

        2.16.1 Assurance providers submit the necessary information to enable Fairtrade International to make the following information publicly 2.16.1.1 Name of certificate holder. 2.16.1.2 Address and contact details. 2.16.1.3 Scope of certification. 2.16.1.4 Up to date certification status. See: ASSU_ReqAssuranceProviders_v1.0.pdf 2.16 Publicly available info and See: //www.flo-cert.net/fairtrade-services/fairtrade-certification/fairtrade-customer-search/

      • Does the scheme owner maintain a list of all accredited/approved CABs?
        Answer: Yes (publicly)
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (on request) (70 points)
        • Yes (publicly) (100 points)

        Source:

        The current list and scope of assurance and licensing bodies that can operate in Fairtrade scheme is as • Assurance provider for producer certification, and traders in producing countries: FLOCERT See: ASSU_OversightProcedure_v1.0.pdf Introduction and http://www.fairtrade.net/about-fairtrade/certifying-fairtrade.html

      • Does the scheme owner review their assurance system on a periodic basis?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Annual (0 points)
        • Every 3 years (100 points)
        • Every 5 years (0 points)
        • Ad hoc (0 points)

        Source:

        3.1 Establish the oversight mechanism and periodically review its effectiveness. FLOCERT: We carry out a Management Review once a year. Through this, we evaluate the efficiency of our quality systems and identify areas for improvement. See: ASSU-OC00_ToR_v1.0.pdf, 3.1; and ASSU_OversightProcedure_v1.0.pdf and for FLOCERT http://www.flocert.net/fairtrade-services/fairtrade-certification/iso-17065/

      • Does the scheme owner require that clients and other affected stakeholders are notified of changes to the assurance requirements?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (100 points)

        Source:

        2.15.1 Assurance providers shall implement the changes in Fairtrade Standards affecting certification as per the timelines described in the respective standard. FLCOERT Example: LATEST UPDATE: New Compliance Criteria as of December 15, 2015 As part of our bi-annual revision process we have made some modifications to the Compliance Criteria (CC). In addition to some general corrections and improvements of ranks the changes include: [...] See: ASSU_ReqAssuranceProviders_v1.0.pdf, 2.15 and //www.flocert.net/fairtrade-services/fairtrade-certification/fairtrade-certification-updates/

      • Does the scheme owner allow partial certification by an enterprise, with requirements to increase the percentage of certified produce over time?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (100 points)
      • Does the scheme owner have a documented assessment methodology for CABs that are assessing chain of custody?
        Answer: yes publicly available
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • yes publicly available (100 points)
        • yes available on request (70 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        Part B: Requirements for assurance providers certifying traders See: ASSU_ReqAssuranceProviders_v1.0.pdf; part B

    • Conformity Assessment
      92/100
      • Conformity Assessment Process
        100/100
        • What is the most independent type of conformity assessment required by the scheme?
          Answer: 3rd party
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • 1st party (10 points)
          • 2nd party (70 points)
          • 3rd party (100 points)
          • (0 points)
          • (0 points)
        • Does the scheme owner define guidelines for decision-making to ensure that CABs use consistent procedures for determining compliance of clients with the standard?
          Answer: Yes
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • Yes (100 points)
          • No (0 points)

          Source:

          FLOCERT (2014). Certification SOP. (page 12) Yes - audit reports have standardized formats. "7.1.3 The auditor is required to complete a closing report with all detected non-conformities listed." http://www.flocert.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/CERT-Certification-SOP-27-en.pdf #NV

        • Does the scheme owner require CABs to have a procedure in place for how clients are required to address non-conformities, including when a certificate or license is suspended or revoked?
          Answer: Yes
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • No (0 points)
          • yes (100 points)

          Source:

          See: ASSU_ReqAssuranceProviders_v1.0.pdf; 2.11 sanctions and 5.7 and See: CERT-Certification-SOP-27-en.pdf; 4. Certification santions, p.10-11

      • Sustainability Audits
        98/100
        • Does the scheme owner require CABs to be compliant with ISO/IEC 17065, ISO/IEC 17021, ISO/IEC 17020 or equivalent?
          Answer: Yes
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • No (0 points)
          • Yes (100 points)
          • Not Applicable (0 points)

          Source:

          See: //www.fairtrade.net/about-fairtrade/certifying-fairtrade.html and ASSU_ReqAssuranceProviders_v1.0.pdf

        • At least how often do clients undergo a full audit process?
          Answer: 2-3 years
          Score: 80/100
          Possible answers
          • 1 year or less (100 points)
          • 1-2 years (100 points)
          • 2-3 years (80 points)
          • 4-5 years (50 points)
          • 5 years or more (10 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)

          Source:

          "FLOCERT (2014). FLOCERT Certification SOP. (page 8) ""The Development Criteria for Small Producers’ Organisations, Hired Labour and Contract Production have all either timeline 3 or timeline 6 and are only checked at Renewal Audits. After 3 years the certificate needs to be renewed. ""http://www.flocert.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/CERT-Certification-SOP-27-en.pdf" #NV

        • Is the frequency of an audit based in part on a risk assessment of the client?
          Answer: Yes
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • Yes (100 points)
          • No (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)

          Source:

          "Standardsmap.org Assurance: Description of risk-based assessment: There are usually two surveillance audits during a certification cycle. Depending on the risk categorisation of the operator these surveillance audits can be skipped. See more Details in (SCORE) Questions_and_Answers_en.pdf - 3.0 Risk-based Auditing see also http://www.flo-cert.net/flo-cert/fileadmin/user_upload/certification/processes/Certification_SOPs/AM_Audit_SOP_16_en.pdf, 4.1.3.3., p. 17 ""As a risk mitigation measure it should be considered to carry out unannounced audits at multi estates that have been identified a s high risk""" #NV

        • What type of activities are CABs required to undertake during a full audit?
          Answer: Field visit (incl. office visit & doc. review)
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • Document review (off-site) only (10 points)
          • Document review on-site (70 points)
          • Field visit (incl. office visit & doc. review) (100 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)

          Source:

          "FLOCERT (2013) Audit SOP. (page X ) ""Interviews, field visits, documentation review, meetings."" http://www.flo-cert.net/flo-cert/fileadmin/user_upload/certification/processes/Certification_SOPs/AM_Audit_SOP_16_en.pdf see chapter 4: Audit Structure" #NV

        • Does the scheme owner allow or require CABs to do unscheduled audits?
          Answer: Required
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • Allowed (70 points)
          • Required (100 points)
          • Not allowed (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)

          Source:

          "FLOCERT (2014) Certification Standard Operating Procedure (page 12) ""7.1.1....For Unannounced Audits, the auditor does not send the audit preparation letter to the customer. ""http://www.flocert.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/CERT-Certification-SOP-27-en.pdf AM_Audit_SOP_16_en.pdf - Chapter 3.6 Unannounced Audit FLO-CERT Regional Managers have to select 2 % of customers per year who will receive an unannounced audit." #NV

        • Are auditors required to solicit external stakeholder input during the audit process?
          Answer: Yes
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • Yes (100 points)
          • No (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)

          Source:

          FLOCERT (2013). Audit SOP. (page 9) "External interview partners like union representatives are selected on a case by case situation." http://www.flo-cert.net/flo-cert/fileadmin/user_upload/certification/processes/Certification_SOPs/AM_Audit_SOP_16_en.pdf, ch. 4.1.1, p. 11 #NV

        • Does the scheme owner require CABs to follow a consistent report format?
          Answer: Yes
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • Yes (100 points)
          • No (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)

          Source:

          FLOCERT (2014). Certification SOP. (page 12) Yes - audit reports have standardized formats. "7.1.3 The auditor is required to complete a closing report with all detected non-conformities listed." http://www.flocert.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/CERT-Certification-SOP-27-en.pdf #NV

        • Are the people making the compliance decision different from those engaged in the audit process?
          Answer: Yes
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • Yes (100 points)
          • No (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)

          Source:

          See http://Standardsmap.org Fairtrade cotton : Is group or multi-site group certification possible? Yes http://www.standardsmap.org/quick-scan?standards=71,205&shortlist=71,205&product=Any&origin=Any&market=Any&cbi= #NV

        • Does the scheme allow for group certification or verification?
          Answer: Yes
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • Yes (100 points)
          • No (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Group Certification
        74/100
        • Is the group required to have an internal management system?
          Answer: Yes
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • Yes (100 points)
          • No (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
        • Is there a requirement that at least all group sites are visited during the period of validity of the certificate?
          Answer: Yes
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • No (0 points)
          • Yes (100 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)

          Source:

          "All estates should be audited within the 3-year cycle" www.flo-cert.net/flo-cert/fileadmin/user_upload/certification/processes/Certification_SOPs/AM_Audit_SOP_16_en.pdf, ch. 4.1.3.3, p. 16f and www.flocert.net/fairtrade-services/fairtrade-certification/our-flocert-auditors/ #NV

        • Is there a sample size formula to determine the number of group members that is externally verified?
          Answer: Yes
          Score: 70/100
          Possible answers
          • No (0 points)
          • Yes (70 points)
          • Yes based on risk assessment (100 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)

          Source:

          "FLOCERT ( 2014). Certification SOP. see http://www.flo-cert.net/flo-cert/fileadmin/user_upload/certification/processes/Certification_SOPs/AM_Audit_SOP_16_en.pdf ch. 4.1.2. & 4.1.3, p. 16f. ""The exact number of samples in all other audits is calculated using the square root of the total number of member organisations part of the Fairtrade Certification.""" #NV

        • Do the requirements on group certification/verification define the conditions under which a group member shall be suspended or removed from a group?
          Answer: No
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
          • Member suspended from certification (0 points)
          • Member removed from a group (100 points)
          • Group suspension (0 points)
          • No repercussion (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)

          Source:

          FLOCERT Certification Standard Operating Procedure (2014) "Consequence of finding major non-compliance 4.2 Suspension of Permission to Trade or Certificate. (page 9) also see Assurance Standards Map http://www.standardsmap.org/quick-scan?standards=71,205&shortlist=71,205&product=Any&origin=Any&market=Any&cbi= #NV

      • Chain of Custody
        100/100
        • Does the scheme owner require CoC CABs to be compliant with ISO/IEC 17020, ISO/IEC 17021, or ISO/IEC 17065 or equivalent?
          Answer: Yes
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • Yes (100 points)
          • No (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)

          Source:

          ASSU_ReqAssuranceProviders_v1.0.pdf 2.3.1 All assurance providers shall conform to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17065 and all other Fairtrade International requirements relevant to the scope of approval. FLOCERT is the independent certifier for Fairtrade. FLOCERT operates a transparent and globally consistent certification system following the requirements of ISO 17065*. See: ASSU_ReqAssuranceProviders_v1.0.pdf and FLOCERT See: //www.fairtrade.net/about-fairtrade/certifying-fairtrade.html

        • What is the most independent type of CoC conformity assessment required by the scheme?
          Answer: 3rd party
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • 1st party (0 points)
          • 2nd party (70 points)
          • 3rd party (100 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)

          Source:

          The current list and scope of assurance and licensing bodies that can operate in Fairtrade scheme is as • Assurance provider for producer certification, and traders in producing countries: FLOCERT[…] See: ASSU_OversightProcedure_v1.0.pdf Introduction and See: //www.fairtrade.net/about-fairtrade/certifying-fairtrade.html

        • What type of activities are CoC CABs required to undertake during a full CoC assessment?
          Answer: Field visit (incl. office visit & doc. review)
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • Document review (off-site) only (10 points)
          • Document review on-site (70 points)
          • Field visit (incl. office visit & doc. review) (100 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)

          Source:

          2.9.4 An on-site initial audit, assessing conformity with each applicable compliance criteria, shall [...] FLOCERT: In order to verify compliance with the Fairtrade Standards the auditor may require access to documents, . field visits, interviews, stock checks, and others. See: ASSU_ReqAssuranceProviders_v1.0.pdf; 2.9 Timing and intensity of audits and See: CERT-Certification-SOP-27-en.pdf; 7. Audit, evaluation and certification process p.12-14 and AM-Audit-SOP-17-en1.pdf 3.1 Initial Audit

        • Does the scheme owner require all enterprises that are physically handling the certified product to undergo a CoC audit if the product can be destined for retail sale as a certified, labelled product?
          Answer: Yes
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • Yes (100 points)
          • No (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)

          Source:

          This standard applies to all companies that buy and sell Fairtrade products and fall under one of the four categories below.[…] The following companies must be certified and are therefore subject to physical o Companies that buy and sell a Fairtrade product until the product is in its final packaging. o Companies that buy directly from producers and/or are responsible for paying or conveying the Fairtrade Price or Premium. For a guide about who needs to be certified see: Chapter 6, p. 4 CERT-ScopeOfCertification-ED-15-en.pdf See also: FT Trader Standard (TS_EN.pdf), Scope and assurance, page 6

      • Laboratory Testing
        75/100
        • In the documented assessment methodology, are test methods either referred to or included?
          Answer: Not Applicable
          Possible answers
          • No (0 points)
          • Yes (on request) (70 points)
          • Yes publicly (100 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
        • Does the scheme owner require laboratories to be accredited according to recognized laboratory accreditation standards?
          Answer: Not Applicable
          Possible answers
          • No (0 points)
          • Yes to ISO 17025 (100 points)
          • Yes to other recognized standards (70 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
        • Are there rules on random sampling and testing for the compliance monitoring?
          Answer: No
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
          • Each month (0 points)
          • Each quarter (100 points)
          • Each 6 months (0 points)
          • Surprise tests (0 points)
          • Ad hoc (0 points)
        • Is there a procedure to deal with non-compliant products manufactured by a client / licensee?
          Answer: Not Applicable
          Possible answers
          • Yes (100 points)
          • No (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
    • Auditor Competencies
      100/100
    • Accreditation / Oversight
      63/100
      • Does the scheme require a documented accreditation or oversight mechanism?
        Answer: Yes publicly available
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes available on request (70 points)
        • Yes publicly available (100 points)

        Source:

        See: ASSU_ReqAssuranceProviders_v1.0.pdf and ASSU_OversightProcedure_v1.0.pdf

      • Does the scheme owner require ISO 17011 compliance for ABs?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        2.1.1 All assurance providers shall be approved by the Fairtrade International Board. The scope of approval shall be: […] See: ASSU_ReqAssuranceProviders_v1.0.pdf section 2.1 Oversight

      • Is the accreditation or oversight body independent from the scheme owner?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        Oversight Committee: a multi-stakeholder subcommittee of Fairtrade International’s Standards Committee responsible for the implementation of this procedure and for the regular evaluation of the effectiveness and adequacy of Fairtrade’s assurance and licensing (see the Terms of Reference of the Oversight Committee for more information). See: ASSU_OversightProcedure_v1.0.pdf see defintions and, ASSU-OC00_ToR_v1.0.pdf

      • How often do assurance providers undergo a full accreditation or oversight assessment?
        Answer: 2-3 years
        Score: 80/100
        Possible answers
        • <1 year (100 points)
        • 1 year (100 points)
        • 2-3 years (80 points)
        • 4-5 years (50 points)
        • >5 years (10 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
        • None (0 points)

        Source:

        3.5.1 Assurance providers shall have a desk-top assessment every year, except in the year where an on-site assessment is performed. 3.5.2 Assurance providers shall have on-site assessments every three years. See: ASSU_OversightProcedure_v1.0.pdf 3.5

      • Is the frequency of an accreditation or oversight assessment based in part on a risk assessment of the client?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        ASSU_OversightProcedure_v1.0.pdf 3.5

      • Does the scheme owner ensure that all CABs are free to apply to operate under the scheme, irrespective of their country of residence, size and of the existing number of providers already operating under the scheme?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        p. 4 Only new bodies that enter the Fairtrade scheme after the publication of this procedure are required to go through the initial approval process. See: ASSU_OversightProcedure_v1.0.pdf, Introduction p3-4 and ASSU_ReqAssuranceProviders_v1.0.pdf

      • Does the scheme owner accept CABs that are accredited/accepted by ABs to similar or generic scopes (proxy accreditation)?
        Answer: No
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (100 points)
        • Yes (0 points)
        • Yes assess scheme-specific competence (80 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner require ABs or oversight bodies to have a documented complaints mechanism in place for compliance decisions?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        2.13 Allegations, complains and appeals Allegations and complaints 2.13.1 The assurance provider shall have a written procedure to manage allegations and complaints. See: ASSU_ReqAssuranceProviders_v1.0.pdf section 2.13

      • Does the scheme owner require ABs or oversight bodies to have a procedure in place for how CABs are required to address non-conformities using a corrective action process?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        6.2.1 Any interested party may present a complaint against Fairtrade International oversight, assurance and licensing activities. See: ASSU_OversightProcedure_v1.0.pdf 6.2

      • Does the scheme owner require ABs or oversight bodies to make summary accreditation/oversight reports (with personal and commercially sensitive information removed) available?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (on request) (70 points)
        • Yes publicly (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner ensure that the accreditation or oversight assessment includes an on-site assessment of the CAB?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        2.2.5 The on-site assessment shall [..] See: ASSU_OversightProcedure_v1.0.pdf points 2.2.3, 2.2.5, 3.2.5, 3.4, 3.5

      • Does the scheme owner ensure that the accreditation or oversight process includes a review of the performance of CABs and auditors in the field?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        See: ASSU_OversightProcedure_v1.0.pdf 3. Regular assessments

  • Claims & Traceability
    Claims and labelling policy and chain of custody
    83/100
    • Traceability
      82/100
      • Does the scheme owner have a documented Chain of Custody standard or other traceability requirements?
        Answer: Yes publicly available
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes available on request (70 points)
        • Yes publicly available (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        p.6 The following companies must be certified and are therefore subject to physical o Companies that buy and sell a Fairtrade product until the product is in its final packaging[…] See: TS_EN.pdf available at: //www.fairtrade.net/standards/our-standards/trade-standard.html

      • In terms of the level of traceability, which is the least strict CoC model that the scheme allows?
        Answer: Mass Balance
        Score: 70/100
        Possible answers
        • Segregation (100 points)
        • Mass Balance (70 points)
        • Certificate Trading (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        In the case of FSP cotton, mass balance is allowed for processing activities at and after spinning stage. The activities up to and including the ginning stage must be in conformity with the physical traceability requirements. See: TS_EN.pdf; 2.1 Traceability

      • Are there any CoC requirements for non-certified material, in case mixing of certified with uncertified inputs is allowed?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        See: TS_EN.pdf; Mass balance, p. 18-19

      • Does the scheme owner require CABs to verify that all enterprises within the chain maintain accurate and accessible records that allow any certified product or batch of products to be traceable from the point of sale to the buyer?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        TS_EN.pdf: 2.1.1 You clearly identify all Fairtrade products as Fairtrade in all purchase and sales documentation (e.g. invoices, delivery notes and purchase orders). See: TS_EN.pdf: 1.1.4. Fairtrade sourcing partners 2.1.1. Identification of Fairtrade products 4.1.5 NEW Quarterly reporting by conveyors SOP_EN.pdf: 2.1.3-2.1.7

      • Are companies required to keep CoC records for at least the term of certificate validity?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        2.1.1 You clearly identify all Fairtrade products as Fairtrade in all purchase and sales documentation (e.g. invoices, delivery notes and purchase orders). #NV

      • Does the scheme have a traceability system that enables checking of product flow between links of the supply chain?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        Companies participating in the Fairtrade Sourcing Program (FSP) for Cotton after the Fairtrade payer, or after the ginning stage (if this comes earlier). These are monitored through the Fairtrade traceability tool, Fairtrace. See: TS_EN.pdf:(scope)

    • Claims & Labelling
      84/100
      • Does the scheme owner make documented requirements governing the use of symbols, logos and claims available?
        Answer: Yes publicly
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (on request) (70 points)
        • Yes publicly (100 points)

        Source:

        For companies or organizations interested in using the FAIRTRADE Marks on finished products or for promotion, please contact the national Fairtrade organization (NFO) or Fairtrade marketing organization (FMO) in your country. Click here for a list of NFO and FMO countries and their contact details. For companies in countries without an NFO or FMO, please contact Fairtrade International directly at license@fairtrade.net. See: http://www.fairtrade.net/about-fairtrade/the-fairtrade-marks/using-the-fairtrade-mark.html#c8966

      • Do claims and labelling requirements ensure that claims or logos clearly indicate to what they apply?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        All uses of the Mark (by manufacturers, producers, traders, retailers or other organisations) on products or for promotional purposes require prior written approval from Fairtrade International, a national Fairtrade organization (NFO) or a Fairtrade marketing organization (FMO). Find a detailed listing of all NFO/FMOs here. See: http://www.fairtrade.net/about-fairtrade/the-fairtrade-marks/using-the-fairtrade-mark.html#c8966 and for example in Germany see: //www.fairtrade-deutschland.de/ueber-fairtrade/ueber-transfair/fairtrade-siegel-logos/

      • Do claims requirements specify the types of claims that can be made for different types of CoC models, where the scheme owner allows for more than one model?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        All uses of the Mark (by manufacturers, producers, traders, retailers or other organisations) on products or for promotional purposes require prior written approval from Fairtrade International, a national Fairtrade organization (NFO) or a Fairtrade marketing organization (FMO). Find a detailed listing of all NFO/FMOs here. See: http://www.fairtrade.net/about-fairtrade/the-fairtrade-marks/using-the-fairtrade-mark.html#c8966 and for example in Germany see: //www.fairtrade-deutschland.de/ueber-fairtrade/ueber-transfair/fairtrade-siegel-logos/

      • Are claims and label users required to use unique license numbers or other tracking mechanisms?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner require surveillance of the accurate use of claims and labels in the market, including a complaints mechanism to report misuse?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        Submission of labels for approval prior use to a NFO website from FT international to report misuse (NFOs also have a system in place) See: http://www.fairtrade.net/about-fairtrade/the-fairtrade-marks/using-the-fairtrade-mark.html#c8966 and http://www.fairtrade.net/about-fairtrade/the-fairtrade-marks/using-the-fairtrade-mark.html#c8966

      • Does the scheme require different claims depending on the percentage of certified / verified content in a product?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        The FAIRTRADE Mark is used on […] In the case of textiles or in gold or silver jewelry, 100 percent of the cotton, gold or silver content must be Fairtrade certified. The FAIRTRADE Program Mark [...} is used in conjunction with a special Fairtrade Program Statement of support for small-scale farmers, to point out to consumers that it is a different sourcing idea, based on one or two raw products at greater volumes. See: http://www.fairtrade.net/about-fairtrade/the-fairtrade-marks/using-the-fairtrade-mark.html#c8966 and for example in Germany see: //www.fairtrade-deutschland.de/ueber-fairtrade/ueber-transfair/fairtrade-siegel-logos/

      • What is the minimum percentage of a certified / verified input in a single ingredient product for a claim to be allowed for that product?
        Answer: 95-100%
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • 0-49% (25 points)
        • 50-74% (50 points)
        • 75-94% (80 points)
        • 95-100% (100 points)
        • Not specified (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        The FAIRTRADE Mark is used on […] In the case of textiles or in gold or silver jewelry, 100 percent of the cotton, gold or silver content must be Fairtrade certified. The FAIRTRADE Program Mark [...} is used in conjunction with a special Fairtrade Program Statement of support for small-scale farmers, to point out to consumers that it is a different sourcing idea, based on one or two raw products at greater volumes. See: http://www.fairtrade.net/about-fairtrade/the-fairtrade-marks/using-the-fairtrade-mark.html#c8966 and for example in Germany see: //www.fairtrade-deutschland.de/ueber-fairtrade/ueber-transfair/fairtrade-siegel-logos/

      • What is the minimum percentage of certified / verified material in a composite product for a claim to be allowed for that product?
        Answer: 0-20%
        Score: 25/100
        Possible answers
        • 0-20% (25 points)
        • 21-50% (50 points)
        • 51-74% (80 points)
        • 75-100% (100 points)
        • Not specified (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        Intent: […] For non-food products the rules for composites are either defined by the product specific standards or by the respective NFOs. See: TS_EN.pdf, 2.2. Product composition

      • Is the label accompanied by an explanatory text claim or a link to further information?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        The FAIRTRADE Program Mark [...} is used in conjunction with a special Fairtrade Program Statement of support for small-scale farmers, to point out to consumers that it is a different sourcing idea, based on one or two raw products at greater volumes. See: http://www.fairtrade.net/about-fairtrade/the-fairtrade-marks/using-the-fairtrade-mark.html#c8966 and for example in Germany see: //www.fairtrade-deutschland.de/ueber-fairtrade/ueber-transfair/fairtrade-siegel-logos/

      • Does the scheme have a procedure that defines specific consequences of misuse of claims?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (100 points)

        Source:

        1.2 Use of the Fairtrade trademark See: TS_EN.pdf 1.2 and applicable National Fairtrade Organizations “Trademark Use Guidelines”


En­vir­on­ment 56%

  • Preventing Soil Erosion
  • Maintaining Soil Fertility
  • Ban of Hazardous Chemicals (raw materials production)
  • Restricted Use of Synthetic Pesticides
  • Chemicals Storage and Labelling
  • Prohibition of Habitat/Ecosystem Conversion
  • Restricted Use of Synthetic Fertilizer
  • Maintaining Ecosystem or Habitat Connectivity
  • Chemicals
    Restriction and handling of (hazardous) chemicals
    84/100
    • Chemical Use
      90/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on chemical use?
        Answer: Increase efficiency/reduce chemical use
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Document use of all chemicals (25 points)
        • Increase efficiency/reduce chemical use (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "3.2.15 You must compile a list of the pesticides that are used on Fairtrade crops and keep it updated, at a minimum every 3 years. You must indicate which of those materials are in the Fairtrade International Prohibited Materials List (PML), part 1, Red List and part 2, Amber List (see Annex 2)./ 3.2.16 (Core) You and the members of your organization must not use any of the materials on the Fairtrade International PML part 1 (Red List) on Fairtrade crops (see Annex 2). Prohibited materials must be clearly marked not for use on Fairtrade crops.

        Referenzdokumente:

        p.16. 3.2.15 (Year 0) / 3.2.16

      • Does the standard include criteria on hazardous chemicals, as referenced by (1) Stockholm convention, (2) WHO class 1A and B, (3) Rotterdam convention?
        Answer: Ban use - substances list based on Stockholm convention and at least one more reference
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Ban use - substances list only based on Stockholm convention (POPs) (20 points)
        • Ban use - substances list based on Stockholm convention and at least one more reference (50 points)
        • Ban use - substances list based on all or more of the mentioned references (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        3.2.16 (Core) You and the members of your organization must not use any of the materials on the Fairtrade International PML part 1 (Red List) on Fairtrade crops (see Annex 2). Prohibited materials must be clearly marked not for use on Fairtrade crops./ 3.2.18 (Core) You must develop a procedure to ensure that members do not use any materials on their Fairtrade crops that appear on the Fairtrade International PML part 1 (Red List). The procedure must at least include activities that raise your members’ awareness of the PML.

        Referenzdokumente:

        p.16, 3.2.16-3.2.18

      • Does the standard include criteria on synthetic pesticides?
        Answer: Restrict use of synthetic pesticides
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 75/100
        Possible answers
        • Restrict use of synthetic pesticides (75 points)
        • Prohibit use of synthetic pesticides (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "3.2.16 You and the members of your organization must not use any of the materials on the Fairtrade International PML part 1 (Red List) on Fairtrade crops (see Annex 2)." Annex 2 (page 39) Fairtrade Prohibited Materials List includes a Red List and Amber List. "The Red List includes materials that must not be used by producers while handling Fairtrade products."

        Referenzdokumente:

        Page 16. 3.2.16 (Year 0 Core)

      • Does the standard include criteria on synthetic fertilizers?
        Answer: Restrict use of synthetic fertilizers
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 56/100
        Possible answers
        • Restrict use of synthetic fertilizers (75 points)
        • Prohibit use of synthetic fertilizers (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "3.2.22 You must provide training to the members of your organization on the appropriate use of fertilizers. This training must include: measures to ensure that fertilizers (organic and inorganic) are applied in amounts that respond to the nutrient need of the crop."

        Referenzdokumente:

        Page 3.2.22 (Year 6 Dev)

    • Integrated Pest Management
      75/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 75/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "3.2.2 You must provide training to your members on the subject of integrated pest management. Training must include: the monitoring of pests and diseases; alternative ways to control pests and diseases; preventive measures against pests and diseases; measures to avoid that pests and diseases build up resistance to pesticides./ 3.2.3 (Year 6 Dev) Your members must be able to demonstrate that pesticides are applied based on knowledge of pests and diseases.

        Referenzdokumente:

        Page 13. 3.2.2, (Year 3 Dev) 3.2.3

      • Does the standard include criteria on the provision of training on Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 75/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "3.2.2 You must provide training to your members on the subject of integrated pest management. Training must include: the monitoring of pests and diseases; alternative ways to control pests and diseases; preventive measures against pests and diseases; measures to avoid that pests and diseases build up resistance to pesticides.

        Referenzdokumente:

        Page 13.3.2.2 (Year 3 Dev)

      • Does the standard include criteria on biological control to prevent or suppress harmful organisms?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 75/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "3.2.2 You must provide training to your members on the subject of integrated pest management. Training must include: the monitoring of pests and diseases; alternative ways to control pests and diseases; preventive measures against pests and diseases; measures to avoid that pests and diseases build up resistance to pesticides.

        Referenzdokumente:

        Page 13, 3.2.2 (Year 3 Dev)

      • Does the standard include criteria on regularly monitoring harmful organisms by observations in the field or warning, forecasting and early diagnosis systems (e.g. traps)?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 75/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "3.2.2 You must provide training to your members on the subject of integrated pest management. Training must include: the monitoring of pests and diseases; alternative ways to control pests and diseases; preventive measures against pests and diseases; measures to avoid that pests and diseases build up resistance to pesticides.

        Referenzdokumente:

        Page 13, 3.2.2 (Year 3 Dev)

      • Does the standard include criteria on the principle to use pesticides as last resort only?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 75/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "3.2.2 You must provide training to your members on the subject of integrated pest management. Training must include: the monitoring of pests and diseases; alternative ways to control pests and diseases; preventive measures against pests and diseases; measures to avoid that pests and diseases build up resistance to pesticides [IPM promotes the principle of pesticides as last resort]."

        Referenzdokumente:

        Page 13. 3.2.2 (Year 3 Dev)

    • Handling of Hazardous Substances
      83/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on storage and labelling of chemicals?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        3.2.9 (Core – Year 0) If you have a central storage area for pesticides and other hazardous chemicals, you must maintain it in a way that minimizes risks. The storage area must: be locked and accessible only to trained and authorised personnel; be ventilated to avoid a concentration of toxic vapours; have equipment, such as absorbent materials, to handle accidents and spills; not contain food; contain hazardous materials clearly labelled and indicating contents, warnings, and intended uses, preferably in the original container when possible, and contain information on proper handling (safety sheets) / 3.2.10 (Core – Year 3) Your members must store pesticides and other hazardous chemicals in a way that minimizes risks, especially so they cannot be reached by children. / 3.2.11 (Dev – Year 3) Your members must have all pesticides and hazardous chemicals clearly labelled.

        Referenzdokumente:

        Page 15, 3.2.9 (Year 0 Core) -11

      • Does the standard include criteria on selective and targeted application of chemicals?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 75/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        3.2.7 (Core – Year 1) You and the members of your organization must not apply pesticides and other hazardous chemicals within 10 meters from ongoing human activity (housing, canteens, offices, warehouses or the like with people present). A buffer zone of at least 10 meters must be kept unless there is a barrier that effectively reduces pesticide drift. Alternatively appropriate re-entry intervals can be applied so that people are not affected by pesticide drift. / 3.2.8 (Core – Year 1) If you and the members of your organization spray pesticides or other hazardous chemicals from the air, you and the members of your organization must not spray above and around places with ongoing human activity or above and around water sources. If spraying is outsourced to subcontractors, you and the members of your organization must make sure that this requirement is met.

        Referenzdokumente:

        Page 15, 3.2.7 (Year 1 Core) + 3.2.8

      • Does the standard include criteria on training on chemicals handling and exposure?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 75/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "3.2.4 You must provide training to members and workers who handle pesticides and other hazardous chemicals on the risks of handling these materials and on how to handle them properly. Training must address: (…).

        Referenzdokumente:

        Page 14, 3.2.4 (Year 3 Core)

      • Does the standard include criteria on specific procedures/controls to deal with pollution incidents (to mitigate environmental impacts)?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 75/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "3.2.12 Your members must have equipment to handle accidents and spills in the areas where they prepare or mix pesticides and other hazardous chemicals, so these do not seep into soil or water."

        Referenzdokumente:

        Page 15, 3.2.12 (Year 6 Dev)

  • Soil
    Soil quality and soil conservation practices
    43/100
    • Soil Quality
      56/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on soil erosion?
        Answer: Monitor erosion over time
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 75/100
        Possible answers
        • Measure erosion (25 points)
        • Monitor erosion over time (50 points)
        • Prevent erosion (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "3.2.20 You must identify land at risk of soil erosion and land that is already eroded in fields where your members plant Fairtrade crops. 3.2.21 You must provide training on practices that reduce and/or prevent soil erosion to those members of your organization where risk of soil erosion or already eroded land has been identified."

        Referenzdokumente:

        Fairtrade Standard for Small Producer Organizations 01.05.2011_v1.2

      • Does the standard include criteria on soil compaction?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Measure compaction (25 points)
        • Monitor compaction over time (50 points)
        • Prevent compaction (100 points)
      • Does the standard include criteria on soil fertility?
        Answer: Monitor soil fertility over time
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 75/100
        Possible answers
        • Measure soil fertility (25 points)
        • Monitor soil fertility over time (50 points)
        • Maintain soil fertility (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "3.2.23 You must report on measures that you as an organization and your members have implemented to improve soil fertility.SPO p.32 - 4.1.9 You must have an activity in your Fairtrade Development Plan to maintain or improve sustainable production practises within your eco-system. Guidance: [...] It could for example mean activities that increase soil fertility."

        Referenzdokumente:

        Page 17, 3.2.23 (Year 3 Dev)

      • Does the standard include criteria on soil contamination?
        Answer: Monitor contamination over time
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 75/100
        Possible answers
        • Measure contamination (25 points)
        • Monitor contamination over time (50 points)
        • Prevent contamination (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "3.2.22 You must provide training to the members of your organization on the appropriate use of fertilizers. - measures to ensure that fertilizers (organic and inorganic) are applied in amounts that respond to the nutrient need of the crop. Guidance: Nutrient content of soil may be determined by producers based on their knowledge. If soil samples are sent to laboratories for analysis, the samples shall represent all cultivated land and be analysed as often as possible."

        Referenzdokumente:

        Page 17 3.2.22 (Year 6 Dev)

    • Soil Conservation Practices
      23/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on crop rotation?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 25/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "3.2.23 You must report on measures that you as an organization and your members have implemented to improve soil fertility. Guidance: You are free to choose how you report the activities. Measures can include practices such as crop rotation, intercropping, agroforestry, the use of ground covers, or incorporating compost or green manures into the soil."

        Referenzdokumente:

        Page 17 3.2.23 (Year 3 Dev)

      • Does the standard include criteria on including cover crop in the crop rotation?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 25/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "3.2.23 You must report on measures that you as an organization and your members have implemented to improve soil fertility. Guidance: You are free to choose how you report the activities. Measures can include practices such as crop rotation, intercropping, agroforestry, the use of ground covers, or incorporating compost or green manures into the soil."

        Referenzdokumente:

        Page 17, 3.2.23 (Year 3 Dev)

      • Does the standard include criteria on organic fertilizer, incl. manure?
        Answer: Use organic fertilizer (instead of synthetic fertilizer)
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 19/100
        Possible answers
        • Use organic fertilizer (instead of synthetic fertilizer) (75 points)
        • A maximum amount of organic fertilizer per ha is defined (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "3.2.31 You must raise awareness among your members about re-using organic waste through the implementation of practices that allow nutrients to be recycled. You and your members may only burn organic waste if it is required by applicable legislation for sanitary purposes, or it is clearly a more sustainable practice./ 3.2.23 (Dev - Year 3) You must report on measures that you as an organization and your members have implemented to improve soil fertility.

        Referenzdokumente:

        Page 19, 3.2.31 (Year 3 Dev)/ p. 17, 3.2.23

  • Biodiversity & Ecosystems
    Maintenance of biological diversity and protection of ecosystems
    71/100
    • Ecosystem Values & Functions
      70/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on safeguards for the conversion of land or forests / the destruction of ecosystems for production?
        Answer: Conversion is prohibited with exemption
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 50/100
        Possible answers
        • Conversion is prohibited with exemption (50 points)
        • Conversion is prohibited w/out exemption (75 points)
        • Conversion is prohibited w/out exemption and cut-off dates are defined (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "3.2.33 Your members must avoid negative impacts on protected areas and in areas of high conservation value within or outside the farm or production areas from the date of application for certification. The areas that are used or converted to production of the Fairtrade crop must comply with national legislation in relation to agricultural land use.

        Referenzdokumente:

        Page 20, 3.2.33 (Year 0 Core)

      • Does the standard include criteria on safeguards against fragmentation of good quality ecosystems/habitats?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 75/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "3.2.35 You and the members of your organization must maintain buffer zones around bodies of water and watershed recharge areas and between production areas and areas of high conservation value, either protected or not. Pesticides, other hazardous chemicals and fertilizers must not be applied in buffer zones.

        Referenzdokumente:

        Page 21, 3.2.35 (Year 6 Dev)

      • Does the standard include criteria on maintaining or protecting rare, threatened or endangered ecosystems?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "3.2.33 Your members must avoid negative impacts on protected areas and in areas with high conservation value within or outside the farm or production areas from the date of application for certification. The areas that are used or converted to production of the Fairtrade crop must comply with national legislation in relation to agricultural land use

        Referenzdokumente:

        Page 20, 3.2.33 (Year 0 Core)

      • Does the standard include criteria on ecosystem protection through spatial management (conservation areas, 'set aside' or buffer zones)?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 75/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "3.2.34 You must report on activities that you or your members carry out to protect and enhance biodiversity: Guidance: Activities can include: [...] maintaining and restoring natural ecosystems in areas that are not suitable for cultivation, and in buffer zones around bodies of water and watershed recharge areas and between production and areas of high conservation value, either protected or not."

        Referenzdokumente:

        Page 21. 3.2.34 (Year 6 Dev)

      • Does the standard include criteria on natural wetlands and/or watercourses affected by production?
        Answer: Monitor wetlands and/or watercourses over time
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 75/100
        Possible answers
        • Identify wetlands and/or watercourses (25 points)
        • Monitor wetlands and/or watercourses over time (50 points)
        • Maintain wetlands and/or watercourses (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "3.2.35 You and the members of your organization must maintain buffer zones around bodies of water and watershed recharge areas and between production areas and areas of high conservation value, either protected or not. Pesticides, other hazardous chemicals and fertilizers must not be applied in buffer zones."

        Referenzdokumente:

        Page 21. 3.2.35 (Year 6 Dev)

    • Biodiversity and Species Values
      72/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on rare, threatened or endangered species?
        Answer: Protect species - species list below IUCN red-list
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 68/100
        Possible answers
        • Protect species - species list below IUCN red-list (50 points)
        • Protect species - based on IUCN red list (90 points)
        • Protect species - species list goes beyond IUCN red-list (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "3.2.37 You must raise awareness among your members so that no collecting or hunting of rare or threatened species takes place.

        Referenzdokumente:

        Page 21. 3.2.37 (Year 3 Dev)

      • Does the standard include criteria on the priority of native species?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 75/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        3.2.38 (Dev – Year 3) You must raise awareness among your members so that alien invasive species are not introduced. / "3.2.24 states: You must report on activities that you or your members carry out to protect and enhance biodiversity. Guidance […] Restoration of ecosystems can take place by actively replanting native vegetation or by actively protecting it to allow regeneration of native vegetation."

        Referenzdokumente:

        p.22, 3.2.38 / Page 18. 3.2.24 (Year 3 Dev)

      • Does the standard include criteria on the use of alien invasive species?
        Answer: Restrict introduction of invasive species
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 56/100
        Possible answers
        • Restrict introduction of invasive species (75 points)
        • Prohibit introduction of invasive species (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        3.2.38 You must raise awareness among your members so that alien invasive species are not introduced.

        Referenzdokumente:

        FT Standard for SPO. p. 23

      • Does the standard include criteria on the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs)?
        Answer: Prohibit use
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Allow use with adequate controls to prohibit contamination (50 points)
        • Prohibit use (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        ."3.2.32 You and your members must not intentionally use genetically engineered seed or planting stock for Fairtrade crop(s). You must implement practices to avoid GM contamination in seed stocks."

        Referenzdokumente:

        Page 19 3.2.32 (Year 0 Core)

      • Does the standard include criteria on illegal activities such as hunting, fishing, trapping, collection of NTFP's (non-timber forest products) etc.?
        Answer: Control and regulate activities
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Monitor activities (50 points)
        • Control and regulate activities (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        ."3.2.32 You and your members must not intentionally use genetically engineered seed or planting stock for Fairtrade crop(s). You must implement practices to avoid GM contamination in seed stocks."

        Referenzdokumente:

        Page 19 3.2.32 (Year 0 Core)

      • Does the standard include criteria on the application of fire or explosives for the clearing of land (e.g. slash & burn)?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Control application of fire or explosives (75 points)
        • Prohibit application of fire or explosives (100 points)
  • Water
    Water usage and wastewater treatment
    26/100
    • Water Use
      23/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on water consumption in the production phase?
        Answer: Monitor water volumes & increase efficiency
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 25/100
        Possible answers
        • Monitor volumes of water consumption over time (50 points)
        • Monitor water volumes & increase efficiency (100 points)

        Referenzdokumente:

        p. 19 "3.2.26 You must provide training to the members of your organization on measures to use water efficiently."

      • Does the standard include criteria on reusing/recycling or harvesting water?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 25/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        You must provide training to the members of your organization on measures to use water efficiently. This training must include: adopting as applicable, methods to recirculate, reuse and/or recycle water

        Referenzdokumente:

        p.19 3.2.26

      • Does the standard include criteria on quality of input water (being used for production)?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Monitor quality of input water over time (50 points)
        • Ensure appropriate quality of input water (100 points)
    • Impacts on Water Resources
      20/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on impacts on the water levels of surface and/or ground water?
        Answer: Monitor water levels of surface and/or ground water over time
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 13/100
        Possible answers
        • Monitor water levels of surface and/or ground water over time (50 points)
        • Monitor water levels & avoid negative impacts on water levels of surface and/or ground water (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        You must keep informed about the situation of the water sources in your area. In case local environmental authorities or other entities consider that your water sources are being depleted, or are in a critical situation, or under excessive pressure, you must engage in a dialogue with the authorities or local existing initiatives in order to identify possible ways to be involved in research or solution finding.

        Referenzdokumente:

        p. 19 3.2.25

      • Does the standard include criteria on the quality of surface and/or ground water?
        Answer: Monitor water quality & avoid negative impacts on quality of surface and/or ground water
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 25/100
        Possible answers
        • Monitor quality of surface and/or ground water over time (50 points)
        • Monitor water quality & avoid negative impacts on quality of surface and/or ground water (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        You must handle waste water from central processing facilities in a manner that does not have a negative impact on water quality, soil fertility or food safety

        Referenzdokumente:

        p. 19, 3.2.27

    • Wastewater
      45/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on wastewater quality and wastewater treatment?
        Answer: Monitor wastewater quality over time
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 56/100
        Possible answers
        • Monitor wastewater quality over time (25 points)
        • Treat wastewater (75 points)
        • Treat wastewater with parameters defined to ensure appropriate quality of wastewater (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "3.2.27 You must handle waste water from central processing facilities in a manner that does not have a negative impact on water quality, soil fertility or food safety.

        Referenzdokumente:

        Page 18, 3.2.27 (Year 6 Dev)

      • Does the standard include criteria on wastewater volumes (per unit of production)?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Monitor wastewater volumes over time (25 points)
        • Limit wastewater volumes (100 points)
  • Energy & Climate
    Energy consumption and reduction of GHG emissions
    58/100
    • Climate Change Mitigation
      68/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on energy consumption in the production phase?
        Answer: Increase efficiency OR increase use of renewables
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 75/100
        Possible answers
        • Monitor energy consumption over time (50 points)
        • Increase efficiency OR increase use of renewables (90 points)
        • Increase efficiency AND increase use of renewables (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        3.2.39 (Dev – Year 3) In central processing facilities where non-renewable energy is used you must keep records of energy consumption, take measures to use energy more efficiently and replace non-renewable sources by renewable ones as far as possible.

        Referenzdokumente:

        Page 22, 3.2.39 (Year 3 Dev)

      • Does the standard include criteria on (non-energy) greenhouse gas emissions?
        Answer: Monitor GHG emissions over time
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 75/100
        Possible answers
        • Measure/calculate GHG emissions (25 points)
        • Monitor GHG emissions over time (50 points)
        • Reduce GHG net emissions/GHG intensity (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "3.2.40 You must report on practices that you or the members of your organization carry out to reduce GHG emissions and increase carbon sequestration. Guidance: Incorporating green manure in the fields and increasing organic matter in the soil contribute to the increase in carbon sequestration."

        Referenzdokumente:

        Page 22. 3.2.40 (Year 6 Dev)

      • Does the standard include criteria on carbon sequestration?
        Answer: Increase carbon sequestration
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 75/100
        Possible answers
        • Estimate carbon sequestration (25 points)
        • Increase carbon sequestration (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "3.2.40 You must report on practices that you or the members of your organization carry out to reduce GHG emissions and increase carbon sequestration.

        Referenzdokumente:

        Page 22, 3.2.40 (Year 6 Dev)

      • Does the standard include criteria on high carbon landscapes (above and/or below ground carbon stocks)?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Calculate carbon stocks (25 points)
        • Monitor carbon stocks over time (50 points)
        • Protect high carbon landscapes (100 points)
    • Climate Change Adaptation
      18/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on emergency response plans or strategies to climate related hazards?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on specific climate adaptation activities?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 25/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        You must have an activity in your Fairtrade Development Plan to maintain or improve sustainable production practises within your eco-system. Guidance: […] It could for example mean activities that[…] reduce the use of pesticides and other external inputs, enhance biodiversity, reduce carbon emissions or increase carbon sinks or promote measures to adapt to climate change.

        Referenzdokumente:

        Page 32, 4.1.9 (Year 6 Dev)

  • Waste & Air Pollution
    Reduction and management of waste and air pollutants
    35/100
    • Waste Production
      28/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on volumes of waste?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Monitor volumes of waste over time (50 points)
        • Reduce volumes of waste (100 points)
      • Does the standard include criteria on re-using or recycling waste on-site?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 75/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "3.2.31 You must raise awareness among your members about re-using organic waste through the implementation of practices that allow nutrients to be recycled. You and your members may only burn organic waste if it is required by applicable legislation for sanitary purposes, or it is clearly a more sustainable practice.

        Referenzdokumente:

        Page 19, 3.2.31 (Year 3 Dev)

      • Does the standard include criteria on toxicity of waste?
        Answer: Document toxic waste
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 19/100
        Possible answers
        • Document toxic waste (25 points)
        • Reduce and/or treat toxic waste (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "3.2.14 You and the members of your organization must triple rinse, puncture and store empty containers properly. All equipment that has been in contact with hazardous materials must be cleaned and stored properly. Guidance: Store properly means to reduce risk of hazards by keeping away from people, animals and water sources. Equipment refers to other material that has been in contact with pesticides, such as personal protection equipment (PPE), filters, measuring and application equipment. You are encouraged to contact chemical suppliers and/or local authorities for disposing of these materials. Pesticide and other hazardous material remnants are covered under requirements related to storage (see 3.2.9 and 3.2.10). "AND (page 19) "3.2.29 You must ensure that your members keep their farms free of hazardous waste. Guidance: You may explain to your members which waste is hazardous, in which operations hazardous waste is involved and ways to handle and store hazardous waste properly in o

        Referenzdokumente:

        Page 16. 3.2.14 (Year 3 Dev)

    • Waste Management
      47/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on waste management in the production phase?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 75/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "3.2.29 You must ensure that your members keep their farms free of hazardous waste.Guidance: You may explain to your members which waste is hazardous, in which operations hazardous waste is involved and ways to handle and store hazardous waste properly in order to minimize risks." [Year 1 Core]

        Referenzdokumente:

        Page 19, 3.2.29 (Year 1 Core)

      • Does the standard include criteria on waste segregation?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on safe disposal of hazardous waste?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 75/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "3.2.29 You must ensure that your members keep their farms free of hazardous waste..."/ 3.2.30 (Dev – Year 3) You and the members of your organization must have designated areas for the storage and disposal of hazardous waste. In the absence of appropriate disposal facilities, small amounts of hazardous farm waste can be burned in a well-ventilated area away from people, animals or crops. You and the members of your organization may only burn hazardous waste if it is allowed by local regulation and all safety recommendations are followed.

        Referenzdokumente:

        Page 19, 3.2.29 (Year 1 Core) -30

      • Does the standard include criteria on uncontrolled on-site waste burning?
        Answer: Restrict waste burning
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 56/100
        Possible answers
        • Restrict waste burning (75 points)
        • Prohibit waste burning (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "3.2.30 [...]small amounts of hazardous farm waste can be burned in a well-ventilated area away from people, animals or crops. You and the members of your organization may only burn hazardous waste if it is allowed by local regulation and all safety recommendations are followed.3.2.31 You must raise awareness among your members about re-using organic waste through the implementation of practices that allow nutrients to be recycled. You and your members may only burn organic waste if it is required by applicable legislation for sanitary purposes, or it is clearly a more sustainable practice.Guidance: Examples of good practices are composting, mulching and using green manures. Feeding animals with organic waste contaminated with pesticides and burning organic waste are not sustainable practices. If burning organic waste for sanitary reasons is undertaken, it should be done in a strictly controlled manner to minimize risk of wildfires and smoke production."

        Referenzdokumente:

        Page 19, 3.2.30 - 3.2.31

      • Does the standard include criteria on uncontrolled waste landfilling?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Restrict waste landfilling (75 points)
        • Prohibit waste landfilling (100 points)
      • Does the standard include criteria on handling or disposal of waste by third parties?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Keep records on third party contractors (25 points)
        • Evaluate third party contractors (in terms of suitability and disposal/treatment methods) (100 points)
    • Air pollution (excl. GHG) & Immission
      0/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on air pollution?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Monitor emissions over time (50 points)
        • Reduce emissions (through end-of-pipe technology) (90 points)
        • Increase emission efficiency (reduce emissions at source) (100 points)
  • Environmental Management
    Sound environmental management practices
    30/100
    • Environmental Management
      30/100
      • Does the standard include a general criterion on compliance with all relevant local, regional and national environmental laws and regulations?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        When setting the Fairtrade Standards, Fairtrade International (FLO) follows certain internationally recognized standards and conventions, in particular those of the International Labour Organization (ILO). Fairtrade has a rigorous standard operating procedure for setting Fairtrade standards, which can be found at www.fairtrade.net. The FI procedure is designed in compliance with the ISEAL Code of Good Practice for Setting Social and Environmental Standards. Fairtrade International requires that producer organizations always abide by national legislation on the topics covered by this Standard, unless that legislation conflicts with internationally recognized standards and conventions, in which case the higher criteria prevail. However, if national legislation sets higher standards or ensures more favourable conditions for workers on an issue than Fairtrade International, then it prevails. The same applies to regional and sector-specific practices.

        Referenzdokumente:

        Page 3, References

      • Does the standard include criteria to ensure that relevant and up-to-date permits are held (such as water use rights or land use titles)?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on assessing the environmental risks and impacts of production/operations prior to any significant intensification or expansion of business operations/cultivation and infrastructure?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on mitigating negative environmental impacts prior to production/operation?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on stakeholder engagement to achieve environmental targets?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Maintain stakeholder lists (25 points)
        • Inform appropriate stakeholders on environmental targets (50 points)
        • Consult appropriate stakeholders to achieve environmental targets (100 points)
  • Chemicals
    Restriction and handling of (hazardous) chemicals
    0/100
    • Chemical Use
      0/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on chemical use?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Document use of all chemicals
        • Increase efficiency/reduce chemical use
      • Does the standard include criteria on hazardous chemicals, as referenced by (1) Stockholm convention, (2) WHO class 1A and B, (3) Rotterdam convention?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on synthetic pesticides?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on synthetic fertilizers?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
    • Handling of Chemicals
      0/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on storage and labelling of chemicals?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on selective and targeted application of chemicals?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on training on chemicals handling and exposure?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on training on chemicals handling and exposure?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
    • Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
      0/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on the provision of training on Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on biological control to prevent or suppress harmful organisms?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on regularly monitoring harmful organisms by observations in the field or warning, forecasting and early diagnosis systems (e.g. traps)
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on the principle to use pesticides as last resort only?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
  • Biodiversity & Ecosystems
    0/100
    • Ecosystem Values & Functions
      0/100
      • Does the standard have requirements to respect legally protected and internationally recognized areas?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the scheme include criteria for the monitoring and protection of High Conservation Value Areas?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on safeguards for the conversion of land or forests / the destruction of ecosystems for production?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on safeguards against fragmentation of good quality ecosystems/habitats?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on maintaining or protecting rare, threatened or endangered ecosystems?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
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      • Does the standard include criteria on ecosystem protection through spatial management (conservation areas, 'set aside' or buffer zones)?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
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      • Does the standard include criteria on natural wetlands and/or watercourses affected by production?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
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    • Biodiversity and species values
      0/100
      • Is the standard consistent with relevant international conventions on biodiversity, ecosystems and conservation?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
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      • Does the standard include criteria on rare, threatened or endangered species?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
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      • Does the standard include criteria on the priority of native species?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
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      • Does the standard include criteria on the use of alien invasive species?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
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      • Does the standard include criteria on the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs)?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
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      • Does the standard include criteria on illegal activities such as hunting, fishing, trapping, collection of NTFP's (non-timber forest products) etc.?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
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      • Does the standard include criteria on the application of fire or explosives for the clearing of land (e.g. slash & burn)?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
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  • Water
    Water usage and wastewater treatment
    0/100
    • Water Use
      0/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on water consumption in the production phase?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Monitor volumes of water consumption over time
        • Monitor water volumes & increase efficiency
      • Does the standard include criteria on reusing/recycling or harvesting water?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
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      • Does the standard include criteria on the quality of surface and/or ground water?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
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      • Does the standard include criteria on quality of input water (being used for production)?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
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    • Wastewater
      0/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on wastewater quality and wastewater treatment?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Monitor wastewater quality over time
        • Treat wastewater
        • Treat wastewater with parameters defined to ensure appropriate quality of wastewater
      • Does the standard include criteria on wastewater volumes (per unit of production)?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Monitor wastewater volumes over time
        • Limit wastewater volumes
  • Waste & Air Pollution
    Reduction and management of waste and air pollutants
    0/100
    • Waste Management
      0/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on volumes of waste?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
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      • Does the standard include criteria on toxicity of waste?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
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      • Does the standard include criteria on re-using or recycling waste on-site?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
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      • Does the standard include criteria on waste management in the production phase?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
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      • Does the standard include criteria on waste segregation?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
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      • Does the standard include criteria on safe disposal of hazardous waste?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
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      • Does the standard include criteria on uncontrolled on-site waste burning?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Restrict waste burning
        • Prohibit waste burning
      • Does the standard include criteria on uncontrolled waste landfilling?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Restrict waste landfilling
        • Prohibit waste landfilling
      • Does the standard include criteria on handling or disposal of waste by third parties?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Keep records on third party contractors
        • Evaluate third party contractors (in terms of suitability and disposal/treatment methods)
    • Air pollution (excl. GHG) & Emission
      0/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on air pollution?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Monitor emissions over time
        • Reduce emissions (through end-of-pipe technology)
        • Increase emission efficiency (reduce emissions at source)
  • Environmental Management
    0/100
    • Does the standard include a general criterion on compliance with all relevant local, regional and national environmental laws and regulations?
      Answer:
      Score: 0/100
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    • Does the standard include criteria to ensure that relevant and up-to-date permits are held (such as water use rights or land use titles)?
      Answer:
      Score: 0/100
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    • Does the standard include criteria to ensure that relevant and up-to-date permits are held (such as water use rights or land use titles)?
      Answer:
      Score: 0/100
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    • Does the standard include criteria on mitigating negative environmental impacts prior to production/operation?
      Answer:
      Score: 0/100
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    • Does the standard include criteria on assessing the environmental risks and impacts of production/operations prior to any significant intensification or expansion of business operations/cultivation and infrastructure?
      Answer:
      Score: 0/100
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    • Does the standard include criteria on stakeholder engagement to achieve environmental targets?
      Answer:
      Score: 0/100
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  • Energy and Climate
    Energy consumption and renewable energy
    0/100
    • Climate Change Mitigation
      0/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on energy consumption in the production phase?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
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      • Does the standard include criteria on (non-energy) greenhouse gas emissions?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
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      • Does the standard include criteria on carbon sequestration?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
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      • Does the standard include criteria on high carbon landscapes (above and/or below ground carbon stocks)?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
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    • Climate Change Adaptation
      0/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on emergency response plans or strategies to climate related hazards?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
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      • Does the standard include criteria on specific climate adaptation activities?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
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  • Soil
    0/100
    • Soil Quality
      0/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on soil erosion?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
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      • Does the standard include criteria on soil compaction?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
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      • Does the standard include criteria on soil fertility?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
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      • Does the standard include criteria on soil contamination?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
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    • Soil Conservation
      0/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on crop rotation?
        Answer:
        Score: 0/100
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      • Does the standard include criteria on including cover crop in the crop rotation?