Old assessment methodology
Very good choice
  • Aim/Focus
  • Standard organisation
  • Good to know
The "Fairtrade - Textiles" label aims to improve the living and working conditions of workers in the textile industry. It also supports environmentally sound production. The label obliges traders of textiles to fair trading conditions with the help of licence agreements.
The standard organisation is the umbrella organisation FLO e. V. (Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International). It develops the criteria for fairtrade on the basis of which the label is awarded. National member organisations such as TransFair e.V. market the label.
The "Fairtrade - Textiles" label was developed in addition to the Fairtrade - Cotton label in order to be able to extend the Fairtrade approach to the entire textile value chain.

Cred­ib­il­ity 93%

  • 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:

        Constitution of the Association https://files.fairtrade.net/FLO_Constitution_20180614_EN.pdf

      • Is there a mechanism by which the top decision-making body members are accountable to all stakeholders?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (100 points)

        Source:

        There are also annual assemblies for each national Fairtrade organization and the producer networks. The Board of the international Fairtrade system is elected by the General Assembly and includes: - four board members nominated by the three producer networks - four board members nominated by the national Fairtrade organizations - three independent board members

      • 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 international Fairtrade system is governed by the General Assembly and the Board of Directors. Members of the international Fairtrade system meet once a year at the General Assembly. This assemblycombines 50 percent producer representation with 50 percent national Fairtrade organization representation, and decides on membership issues, approves the annual accounts, and ratifies new Board members. http://www.fairtrade.net/about/ga-and-board

      • 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)

        Source:

        In annual reports http://www.fairtrade.net/library

      • 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)

        Source:

        Please see the strategy, theory of change and impact under this link: http://www.fairtrade.net/resources.html

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

        Source:

        Fairtrade International MEL programme – ISEAL Impacts Code public system report (2019) http://www.fairtrade.net/impact/measuring-impact

    • 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)
      • 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)
    • 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
    92/100
    • 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)
    • 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:

      SOP for the development of Fairtrade standards https://files.fairtrade.net/standards/SOP_Development_Fairtrade_Standards.pdf

    • 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:

      SOP for the development of Fairtrade standards https://files.fairtrade.net/standards/SOP_Development_Fairtrade_Standards.pdf

    • Are draft standards field tested / piloted for relevance and auditability during the development process?
      Answer: No
      Score: 0/100
      Possible answers
      • Yes (100 points)
      • No (0 points)
      • Not applicable (0 points)

      Source:

    • 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)
    • 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:

      SOP for the development of Fairtrade standards https://files.fairtrade.net/standards/SOP_Development_Fairtrade_Standards.pdf

    • 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)
    • 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.

    • 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
    87/100
    • Assurance System
      86/100
      • Is there a documented assessment methodology for CABs to assess compliance with the standard?
        Answer: Yes publicly avilable
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes available on request (70 points)
        • Yes publicly avilable (100 points)

        Source:

        Fairtrade International Requirements for Assurance Providers Version 2.0 https://files.fairtrade.net/standards/ASSU_ReqAssuranceProviders_V2.pdf

      • 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)
      • Does the scheme owner require CABs to have an assessment fee schedule?
        Answer: Yes available on request
        Score: 70/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes available on request (70 points)
        • Yes publicly avilable (100 points)

        Source:

        The assurance provider's processes and fee structure ensure that Fairtrade certification is accessible in a non-discriminatory way to clients in Fairtrade's scope of operation.

      • 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:

        Single wordlwide fees to avoid excesive costs to remote operators

      • 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)
      • Does the scheme owner make, or require CABs to make, summary certification/verification reports (with personal and commercially sensitive information removed) available?
        Answer: No (confidential)
        Score: 10/100
        Possible answers
        • No (no reports) (0 points)
        • No (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:

        Fairtrade International Requirements for Assurance Providers Version 2.0 https://files.fairtrade.net/standards/ASSU_ReqAssuranceProviders_V2.pdf

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

        FLOCERT is the largest certifier for Fairtrade, responsible for the certification of all producers and most traders. A few national Fairtrade organizations (Australia/New Zealand, Canada and Japan) certify traders in those countries. https://www.fairtrade.net/about/certification

      • 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)
      • 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)
      • Does the scheme owner allow partial certification by an enterprise, with requirements to increase the percentage of certified produce over time?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (100 points)

        Source:

        Fairtrade Textile Standard v1.2

      • 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:

    • Conformity Assessment
      87/100
      • 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:

        • 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)
      • Sustainability Audits
        97/100
        • 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:

          Fairtrade International Requirements for Assurance Providers Version 2.0 https://files.fairtrade.net/standards/ASSU_ReqAssuranceProviders_V2.pdf

        • At least how often do clients undergo a full audit process?
          Answer: 1-2 years
          Score: 100/100
          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)
        • 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)
        • 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:

          Operators employing hired workers in the supply chain must be certified and are therefore subject to physical audits. Brand owners purchasing finished textile products (buyers) must be verified and are therefore exempted from physical audits, unless deemed necessary, and are monitored through effective reporting tools.

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

          Source:

          In addition to the regular audits, FLOCERT conducts unannounced audits at any time if there are indications of additional risk, such as specific allegations, expansion of the organization’s certification scope, or product- or country-specific risks. http://www.fairtrade.net/about/certification

        • 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:

          At least one trade union/elected worker representative(s) or CC worker member participates in the audits, as well as opening and closing the meetings in order to increase worker involvement and understanding in the process of compliance. Worker participation in audits takes place during working time and it is ensured that workers do not lose income.

        • 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:

        • 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:

          The decision to certify is made by FLOCERT. http://www.fairtrade.net/about/certification

        • Does the scheme allow for group certification or verification?
          Answer: Not Applicable
          Possible answers
          • Yes (100 points)
          • No (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Group Certification
        94/100
        • 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: Not Applicable
          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 //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.'''

        • Do the requirements on group certification/verification define the conditions under which a group member shall be suspended or removed from a group?
          Answer: Not Applicable
          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

      • 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:

        • 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:

        • 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:

        • 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:

      • Laboratory Testing
        25/100
        • 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)

          Source:

          Your company uses test methods and methodology defined by Oeko-TEX® Standard 100 or equivalent.

        • 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)

          Source:

    • Auditor Competencies
      86/100
      • Does the scheme owner define specific qualifications and competencies for CAB auditors?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        Fairtrade International Requirements for Assurance Providers Version 2.0 4 Resource requirements https://files.fairtrade.net/standards/ASSU_ReqAssuranceProviders_V2.pdf

      • Does the scheme owner require that CAB auditors successfully complete training on the standard and its interpretation?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        Fairtrade International Requirements for Assurance Providers Version 2.0 4 Resource requirements https://files.fairtrade.net/standards/ASSU_ReqAssuranceProviders_V2.pdf

      • Does the scheme owner require that CAB auditors successfully complete auditor training based on ISO 19011, or equivalent?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        Fairtrade International Requirements for Assurance Providers Version 2.0 4 Resource requirements https://files.fairtrade.net/standards/ASSU_ReqAssuranceProviders_V2.pdf

      • Does the scheme owner require that new auditors have a probationary period where their competence in an audit is assessed or supervised?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        Fairtrade International Requirements for Assurance Providers Version 2.0 4 Resource requirements https://files.fairtrade.net/standards/ASSU_ReqAssuranceProviders_V2.pdf

      • Does the scheme owner require that CAB auditors are evaluated at least every 3 years?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        The assurance provider organizes a periodic training and calibration program of auditors and other assurance personnel.

      • Does the scheme owner have or require that CABs have a continuing professional development program in place?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        Fairtrade International Requirements for Assurance Providers Version 2.0 4 Resource requirements https://files.fairtrade.net/standards/ASSU_ReqAssuranceProviders_V2.pdf

      • Does the scheme owner require that there are repercussions such as probation or suspension for the misconduct or poor performance of CAB personnel?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

    • Accreditation / Oversight
      92/100
      • 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:

        Fairtrade International Oversight Procedure Version 2.0 https://files.fairtrade.net/standards/ASSU_OP_Oversight_Procdure__2.0_final_19June_2019.pdf

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

        Source:

        Fairtrade International Oversight Procedure Version 2.0 https://files.fairtrade.net/standards/ASSU_OP_Oversight_Procdure__2.0_final_19June_2019.pdf

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

        Source:

        Fairtrade International Oversight Procedure Version 2.0 https://files.fairtrade.net/standards/ASSU_OP_Oversight_Procdure__2.0_final_19June_2019.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)

        Source:

        The certification cycle for Assurance Providers is no longer than three years. Fairtrade International Oversight Procedure Version 2.0 https://files.fairtrade.net/standards/ASSU_OP_Oversight_Procdure__2.0_final_19June_2019.pdf

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

        Source:

        Fairtrade International Oversight Procedure Version 2.0 https://files.fairtrade.net/standards/ASSU_OP_Oversight_Procdure__2.0_final_19June_2019.pd

      • 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:

        Fairtrade International Oversight Procedure Version 2.0 https://files.fairtrade.net/standards/ASSU_OP_Oversight_Procdure__2.0_final_19June_2019.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:

        Fairtrade International Oversight Procedure Version 2.0 https://files.fairtrade.net/standards/ASSU_OP_Oversight_Procdure__2.0_final_19June_2019.pdf

      • 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:

        Fairtrade International Oversight Procedure Version 2.0 https://files.fairtrade.net/standards/ASSU_OP_Oversight_Procdure__2.0_final_19June_2019.pdf

      • 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)

        Source:

      • 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:

        Fairtrade International Oversight Procedure Version 2.0 https://files.fairtrade.net/standards/ASSU_OP_Oversight_Procdure__2.0_final_19June_2019.pdf

      • 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:

        Fairtrade International Oversight Procedure Version 2.0 https://files.fairtrade.net/standards/ASSU_OP_Oversight_Procdure__2.0_final_19June_2019.pdf

  • Claims & Traceability
    Claims and labelling policy and chain of custody
    97/100
    • Traceability
      100/100
      • 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:

        For documentary traceability requirements 2.1.1 and 2.1.2 in the Fairtrade Trader Standard apply to all manufacturers under Textile standard.

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

        Source:

        For products with physically traceable Fairtrade cotton, requirements 2.1.3- 2.1.7 in the Fairtrade Trader Standard apply.

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

        Source:

        Fairtrade Trader Standard v1.6 https://files.fairtrade.net/standards/TS_EN.pdf

      • 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:

        Fairtrade Trader Standard v1.6 https://files.fairtrade.net/standards/TS_EN.pdf

      • 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:

        Fairtrade Trader Standard 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). 2.1.2: You keep records of all entries, processing and sales of Fairtrade products. Records must allow the certification body to trace back from any given Fairtrade output to the Fairtrade inputs. https://files.fairtrade.net/standards/TS_EN.pdf

      • 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:

        Fairtrade Trader Standard v1.6 https://files.fairtrade.net/standards/TS_EN.pdf

    • Claims & Labelling
      96/100
      • 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:

        Fairtrade Textile Production Mark quick guide https://files.fairtrade.net/standards/2018_Quick-guide-Textile-PM.pdf

      • 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:

        Fairtrade Textile Production Mark quick guide https://files.fairtrade.net/standards/2018_Quick-guide-Textile-PM.pdf

      • 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:

        Fairtrade Textile Production Mark quick guide https://files.fairtrade.net/standards/2018_Quick-guide-Textile-PM.pdf

      • Are claims and label users required to use unique license numbers or other tracking mechanisms?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        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:

        Fairtrade Textile Production Mark quick guide https://files.fairtrade.net/standards/2018_Quick-guide-Textile-PM.pdf

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

        Source:

      • 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: Not Applicable
        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:

        Blended products with Fairtrade cotton are made up of at least 50% Fairtrade cotton, and blended with fibres other than cotton. The cotton in the product is sourced solely from Fairtrade certified producer organizations. For workwear and uniforms Fairtrade cotton constitutes at least 30% of the finished product.

      • What is the minimum percentage of certified / verified material in a composite product for a claim to be allowed for that product?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        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:

        Fairtrade Textile Standard v1.2 https://files.fairtrade.net/standards/TextileStandard_EN.pdf

      • 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:

        Fairtrade Textile Production Mark quick guide https://files.fairtrade.net/standards/2018_Quick-guide-Textile-PM.pdf

      • 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:

        Fairtrade Textile Production Mark quick guide https://files.fairtrade.net/standards/2018_Quick-guide-Textile-PM.pdf


En­vir­on­ment 35%

  • Prohibition of Chemicals Harmful to the Environment
  • Thresholds for Wastewater Parameters (Basic)
  • Prohibition of Chemicals Harmful to Human Health - Textile
  • Hazardous chemicals - substances of very high concern under REACH
  • Limit Values for Chemical Residues
  • Requirements for the Production of Natural Fibres
  • Chemicals
    Restriction and handling of (hazardous) chemicals
    64/100
    • Chemical Use
      65/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on chemical use?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Document use of all chemicals (25 points)
        • Increase efficiency/reduce chemical use (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        Referenzdokumente:

      • Does the standard include criteria on chemicals listed on the REACH Candidate List as substances of very high concern?
        Answer: Prohibit use
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Restrict use (50 points)
        • Prohibit use (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        (Core/Year 0) Your company does not use substances and preparations for application in its processes as per the Prohibited Materials List for Textiles (see annex 1).

        Referenzdokumente:

        4.1.1 No hazardous substances

      • Does the standard include criteria on the use of biocides in the finishing process?
        Answer: Prohibit use
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 75/100
        Possible answers
        • Restrict use (50 points)
        • Prohibit use (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        4.1.2 Your company does not apply processes that are highly hazardous for the environment or human health such as: sandblasting and Potassium Permanganate spray for finishing;

        Referenzdokumente:

        4.1.2 No highly hazardous processes

      • Does the standard include criteria on the use of formaldehyde?
        Answer: Prohibit use
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 75/100
        Possible answers
        • Restrict use (50 points)
        • Prohibit use (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        4.1.2 (Core/Year 1) Your company does not apply processes that are highly hazardous for the environment or human health such as: cross-linking agents with high formaldehyde levels (see Oeko Tex 100 limits for free formaldehyde);

        Referenzdokumente:

        4.1.2

      • Does the standard include criteria on the use of nanomaterials?
        Answer: Prohibit use
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 75/100
        Possible answers
        • Restrict use (50 points)
        • Prohibit use (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        4.1.2 (Core/Year 1) Your company does not apply processes that are highly hazardous for the environment or human health such as: nano-materials (as per GOTS V.4 definition of nano-particles: particles with a size < 100 nm).

        Referenzdokumente:

        4.1.2 No highly hazardous processes

      • Does the standard include criteria on the use of flame retardants?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Prohibit use of halogenated flame retardants (80 points)
        • Prohibit use of halogenated and other flame retardants (100 points)
      • Does the standard include criteria on biodegredability of substances?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 75/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        4.1.4 (Dev/Year 3) Your company develops and follows a plan, with timelines, to replace the following substances with ecological alternatives: non-biodegradable and non-bio eliminable complexing agents, tensides and surfactants; ...

        Referenzdokumente:

        4.1.4 Plan to replace hazardous substances

      • Does the standard include criteria on H statements H400, H410, H411?
        Answer: Prohibit use for all applications
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 75/100
        Possible answers
        • Prohibit use for some applications (60 points)
        • Prohibit use for all applications (80 points)
        • Prohibit use of additional H statements for all applications (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        4.1.2 (Core/Year 1) Your company does not apply processes that are highly hazardous for the environment or human health

        Referenzdokumente:

        4.1.2 No highly hazardous processes

      • Does the standard include criteria on H statements H300, H310, H330, H340, H341, H350, H351, H360, H361, H370, H371?
        Answer: Prohibit use for all applications
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 75/100
        Possible answers
        • Prohibit use for some applications (60 points)
        • Prohibit use for all applications (80 points)
        • Prohibit use of additional H statements for all applications (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        4.1.2 (Core/Year 1) Your company does not apply processes that are highly hazardous for the environment or human health

        Referenzdokumente:

        4.1.2 No highly hazardous processes

      • Does the standard include criteria on testing the final product regarding residues of chemicals?
        Answer: Limit values for more than 10 residues are defined
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Limit values for less or equal than 10 residues are defined (50 points)
        • Limit values for more than 10 residues are defined (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        4.1.3 (Core/Year 0) Your company tests the limit values of the following substances groups: alkylphenols, alkylphenol ethoxylates, heavy metals, tinorganic compounds, azo-dyes/aryl amines, chlorophenols, perfluorinated chemicals, phthalates, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and formaldehyde. Your company uses test methods and methodology defined by Oeko-TEX® Standard 100 or equivalent.

        Referenzdokumente:

        4.1.3 Chemical residues testing

    • Handling of Hazardous Substances
      50/100
      • 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:

        4.5.2 (Core/Year 0) Your company does not reuse empty hazardous chemical containers for water or food storage. Empty containers are triple rinsed and the rinse water is used in the mix of pesticides to be applied. Once triple rinsed, empty containers are punctured and stored while awaiting disposal. All waste equipment that has been in contact with pesticides or hazardous chemicals is cleaned and stored in a proper way.

        Referenzdokumente:

        4.5.2 Cleaning, storing and disposal of hazardous waste

      • Does the standard include criteria on selective and targeted application of chemicals?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        Referenzdokumente:

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

        Excerpt from standard:

        3.6.9 (Core/Year 0) All chemical handlers are thoroughly instructed and trained at regular intervals by a recognised institution or by specialists in the safe application and the risks of chemicals. Safety instructions on the label of chemical products are followed. Workers that are engaged in any potentially hazardous work are trained according to the tasks they carry out at least once every year. Records of these training activities are kept indicating information on topics, time, duration, names of attendees and trainers. Training includes proper handling and storing of hazardous waste

        Referenzdokumente:

        3.6.9 Trainings on Health & Safety for specific tasks

      • Does the standard include criteria on specific procedures/controls to deal with pollution incidents (to mitigate environmental impacts)?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
  • Water
    Water usage and wastewater treatment
    21/100
    • Water Use
      75/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on water consumption in the production phase?
        Answer: Monitor water volumes & increase efficiency
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 75/100
        Possible answers
        • Monitor volumes of water consumption over time (50 points)
        • Monitor water volumes & increase efficiency (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        4.2.2 (Dev/Year 6) If your company uses wet processing, you develop measures for reduction of water consumption and/or water reuse and document achieved impact.

        Referenzdokumente:

        4.2.2 Measures to reduce water consumption

    • Wastewater
      11/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on wastewater quality and wastewater treatment?
        Answer: Monitor wastewater quality over time
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 75/100
        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:

        4.2.1(Core/Year 0) If your company uses wet processing (e. g., desizing, bleaching, mercerizing, dyeing, printing, and other specific treatments where waste water occurs) you treat the waste water to prevent ground water pollution and for pollution control according to national legislation. Wastewater analyses are performed and documented periodically at normal operating capacity.

        Referenzdokumente:

        4.2.1 Waste water treatment

      • 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)

        Excerpt from standard:

        Referenzdokumente:

      • Does the standard include threshold values on basic wastewater parameters?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Only for one production step (50 points)
        • For different production steps (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        4.2.1 applicable if the company is using wet processing lidesizing, bleaching, mercerizing, dyeing, printing, and other specific treatments where waste water is generated) The company treats all its waste water (effluent) according to national legislation to prevent any negative impact on the environment or human health.

      • Does the standard include threshold values on advanced wastewater parameters?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Not all of these parameters are covered (85 points)
        • All of these parameters are covered (100 points)
  • Inputs
    Requirements on the materials used in the final product
    0/100
    • Fibres
      0/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on the production of natural fibres?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Fibres are extensively tested for agrochemical residues (40 points)
        • Fibres are extensively tested for agrochemical residues AND production follows IPM (50 points)
        • Less than 50% of fibres is organic (non-organic fibres has to be tested for agrochemical residues) (60 points)
        • 51% - 90% of fibres is organic (non-organic fibres has to be tested for agrochemical residues) (80 points)
        • More than 90% of fibres is organic (100 points)
      • Does the standard include criteria on the production of synthetic fibers?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • General criteria (25 points)
        • Specific criteria depending on different types of synthetic fibers (100 points)
      • Does the standard include criteria on the usage of recycled material?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Use of recycled material in packaging (10 points)
        • Use of recycled material in product (90 points)
        • Use of recycled material in packaging and product (100 points)
  • Quality
    Usability und durability of products
    0/100
    • Quality and Suitability
      0/100
      • Does the standard cover criteria on the quality of textiles?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Less than four aspects are tested (75 points)
        • All four aspects (fastness of rubbing/ perspiration/ light/ washing) are tested (100 points)
  • Energy
    Energy consumption and renewable energy
    68/100
    • Energy Consumption
      68/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on energy consumption in the production phase?
        Answer: Monitor energy consumption over time
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 68/100
        Possible answers
        • Monitor energy consumption over time (50 points)
        • Increase efficiency/reduce energy consumption OR increase use of renewables (90 points)
        • Increase efficiency/reduce energy consumption AND increase use of renewables (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        4.4.1 (Dev/Year 6) Your company measures energy consumption and develops a plan for reduction and recovery. Progress should be documented on indicators set by cross unit teams in the factory. You have a system to measure achievements in place.

        Referenzdokumente:

        4.4.1 Energy consumption

  • Waste & Air Pollution
    Reduction and management of waste and air pollutants
    73/100
    • Waste Production
      83/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on volumes of waste?
        Answer: Reduce volumes of waste
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 75/100
        Possible answers
        • Monitor volumes of waste over time (50 points)
        • Reduce volumes of waste (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        4.5.3 (Core/Year 1) Your company has a waste management plan that includes strategies in waste reduction, recycling, reuse and disposal alternatives. This plan establishes timelines by when the company will identify the main wastes, ways to reduce and reuse them if applicable, and to dispose of them in the best available way.

        Referenzdokumente:

        4.5.3 Waste management plan

      • 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:

        4.5.5(Dev/Year 3) Your company develops measures for waste reduction and documents the reduction of the waste.

        Referenzdokumente:

        4.5 Waste

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

        Excerpt from standard:

        4.5.4 (Core/Year 0): If your company generates hazardous waste or waste classified as special waste, you follow national and local legislation to avoid any pollution of ground water and air. Your company keeps the production site free of hazardous waste. Designated areas for the storage and disposal of hazardous waste exist and are used regularly. Risk of pollution from areas for storage and disposal of hazardous waste is minimized or eliminated.

        Referenzdokumente:

        4.5.4 Hazardous waste

    • Waste Management
      61/100
      • 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:

        4.5.3 (Core/Year 1) Your company has a waste management plan that includes strategies in waste reduction, recycling, reuse and disposal alternatives. This plan establishes timelines by when the company will identify the main wastes, ways to reduce and reuse them if applicable, and to dispose of them in the best available way.

        Referenzdokumente:

        4.5.3 Waste management plan

      • Does the standard include criteria on waste segregation?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        4.5.1 (Core/Year 0) Your company collects and separates waste according to local requirements. Waste must be properly disposed in municipal garbage collection systems where available.

        Referenzdokumente:

        4.5.1 Waste collection and separation

      • Does the standard include criteria on safe disposal of hazardous waste?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        4.5.2 (Core/Year 0) Your company does not reuse empty hazardous chemical containers for water or food storage. Empty containers are triple rinsed and the rinse water is used in the mix of pesticides to be applied. Once triple rinsed, empty containers are punctured and stored while awaiting disposal. All waste equipment that has been in contact with pesticides or hazardous chemicals is cleaned and stored in a proper way. 4.5.4(Core/Year 0) If your company generates hazardous waste or waste classified as special waste, you follow national and local legislation to avoid any pollution of ground water and air. Your company keeps the production site free of hazardous waste. Designated areas for the storage and disposal of hazardous waste exist and are used regularly. Risk of pollution from areas for storage and disposal of hazardous waste is minimized or eliminated.

        Referenzdokumente:

        4.5.2 Cleaning, storing and disposal of hazardous waste 4.5.4 Hazardous waste

      • Does the standard include criteria on uncontrolled on-site waste burning?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Restrict waste burning (75 points)
        • Prohibit waste burning (100 points)
      • 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
      75/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on air pollution?
        Answer: Reduce emissions (through end-of-pipe technology)
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 75/100
        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)

        Excerpt from standard:

        4.3.1 (Core/Year 1) Your company applies appropriate emissions control techniques for any of your company’s manufacturing operations that generate air pollutants. Control techniques include: ventilation, absorption, physical and chemical scrubbing, closed-loop-systems for recovery of solvents, noise/odour and vibration reduction equipment. Significant sources of air pollutants are:  coating and dyeing operations;  printing;  drying (fabrics, yarns and prints);  fibre processing generating dust (bale breakers, automatic feeders, separators and openers, mechanical conveyors, pickers, cards) and spinning;  combustion sources for power generation and process heating;  weaving. 4.3.2 (Dev/Year 3)Your company measures the reduction of hazardous and non-hazardous emissions that have been achieved through control techniques in requirement 4.3.1.

        Referenzdokumente:

        4.3.1 Emission control techniques 4.3.2 Measuring reduction of emissions

      • For which production phase does the standard include criteria on air pollution?
        Answer: For all production steps
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 75/100
        Possible answers
        • For some production steps (50 points)
        • For all production steps (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        4.3.1 (Core/Year 1) Your company applies appropriate emissions control techniques for any of your company’s manufacturing operations that generate air pollutants. Control techniques include: ventilation, absorption, physical and chemical scrubbing, closed-loop-systems for recovery of solvents, noise/odour and vibration reduction equipment. Significant sources of air pollutants are:  coating and dyeing operations;  printing;  drying (fabrics, yarns and prints);  fibre processing generating dust (bale breakers, automatic feeders, separators and openers, mechanical conveyors, pickers, cards) and spinning;  combustion sources for power generation and process heating;  weaving. 4.3.2 (Dev/Year 3)Your company measures the reduction of hazardous and non-hazardous emissions that have been achieved through control techniques in requirement 4.3.1.

        Referenzdokumente:

        4.3 Emissions to air

  • Environmental Management
    Sound environmental management practices
    45/100
    • Environmental Management
      45/100
      • 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:

        Fairtrade International requires that companies always abide by national legislation on the topics covered by this standard whenever the legislation sets higher requirements than this standard. The same applies to regional and sector-specific practices.

        Referenzdokumente:

        p.5

      • 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: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 75/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        4.6.1 (Core/Year 1) The company has a written system which deals with identification of all the environmental hazards and pollution load, how they are measured, how they are controlled and how the whole system is evaluated for effectiveness.

        Referenzdokumente:

        4.6.1 Measurement and environmental control

      • 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)

So­cio-E­co­nom­ic 70%

  • Prohibition and Abolition of Forced Labour
  • Prohibition of Child Labour (Minimum Age/ILO 138)
  • Freedom of Association
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Prohibition of Worst Forms of Child Labour
  • Equal Remuneration (manufacturing stage)
  • Non-Discrimination (manufacturing stage)
  • Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Workers' Rights and Benefits of Sub-Contractors
  • Labour Contracts
  • Working Hours (manufacturing stage)
  • Labour Rights and Working Conditions
    Workers’ rights and working conditions
    92/100
    • Basic Labour Rights
      91/100
      • Child Labour
        95/100
        • Does the standard include criteria on the prohibition of child labour as defined under ILO 138?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          3.3.1 (Core/Year 0) Your company does not directly or indirectly (through sub-contracting) employ children under the age of 15 or under the age defined by local law, whichever is higher.

          Referenzdokumente:

          3.3.1 No children under 15 employed

        • Does the standard cover requirements on the prevention of worst forms of child labour as defined under ILO 182?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          '3.3 Child Labour and Child Protection Intent and Scope: This section intends to prevent labour that is damaging to children based on ILO Convention C182 (Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention) and on ILO Convention C138 (Minimum Age Convention). R146 (Minimum Age Recommendation), R190 (Worst Forms Labour Recommendation). 3.2.2.(Core/Year 0) Your company does not submit workers directly or indirectly (though subcontracting) less than 18 years of age to any type of work which puts their health, safety or morals, or their school attendance at risk.

          Referenzdokumente:

          3.3 Child Labour and Child Protection

        • Does the standard require that assistance be provided to replaced child workers?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          3.3.7 (Core/Year 0) If the certification body detects that, in the past, your company or subcontracted operators employed children under 15 years for any type of work, or children under 18 years were engaged in dangerous and exploitative work, your company must ensure that those children neither enter nor are at risk of entering into even worse forms of labour, including hazardous work, slave-like practices, recruitment into armed conflict, sex work, trafficking for labour purposes, and/or illicit activities. Your company develops a rights-based remediation policy and programme within a UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) protective framework that covers how to withdraw the children and how to prevent that they enter into worse forms of labour. This programme should include remediation projects to ensure the immediate and continued protection of children. These projects can include expert partner organizations, preferably locally based.

          Referenzdokumente:

          3.3.7 Child Labour remediation policy

        • Does the standard require verification and documentation of age of (young) workers?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
        • Does the standard include criteria on special treatment of young workers?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          3.3.2 (Core/Year 0) Your company does not submit workers directly or indirectly (though subcontracting) less than 18 years of age to any type of work which puts their health, safety or morals, or their school attendance at risk. Under no circumstances shall any young worker’s school, work and transportation time exceed a combined total of 10 hours per day. 3.3.3 (Dev/Year 3) Your company encourages decent youth employment and offers apprentice/trainee programmes for young workers where possible. The length of the programme, wages and terms are in accordance with national legislation where applicable, or otherwise agreed between management and youth worker representatives. The worker is free to leave the programmes at any time.

          Referenzdokumente:

          3.3.2 No dangerous or exploitative work for children under 18 3.3.3 Youth employment and apprentice programmes

      • Wages and Benefits
        91/100
        • Does the standard require paying wages sufficient to meet basic needs of the worker and his or her family (living wage)?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
          Score: 75/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          3.5.2 (Core/Year 0) If remuneration (wages and benefits) is below living wage benchmarks approved by Fairtrade International, your company must agree with trade union/workers’ representatives to a time bound plan of maximum six years from certification to increase real wages to close the gap to living wages. Once a living wage is reached, wage increases are expected to continue to keep up with inflation. 3.5.3 (Core/Year 6) Your company pays at least a living wage to all workers.

          Referenzdokumente:

          3.5.2 Wage increases to reach living wages 3.5.3 Living wages paid

        • Does the standard require paying legal minimum wages and social benefits?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          3.5.1 (Core/Year 0) Your company must set wages for workers and other conditions of employment according to legal or sectoral CBA regulations where they apply, or at regional average wages or at official minimum wages for similar occupations; whichever is the highest, with the intention of continually increasing salaries (see 3.5.2).

          Referenzdokumente:

          3.5.1 Wages and conditions of employment

        • Does the standard require compensating overtime?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          3.5.12 (Core/Year 0) Your company does not require its workers to work overtime. Overtime is allowable in exceptional circumstances if it is voluntary and not used on a regular basis and does not extend over a period of more than 3 consecutive months. It does not exceed 12 hours per week, or 3 months per year. 3.5.15 (Core/Year 0) Your company must compensate overtime in all cases at a premium rate and inform workers of these rates. The premium rate must be paid at a factor (ratio) of 1.5 for work performed on regular workdays, and for work performed on the day of rest, public holidays and night work a premium at a factor of 2 must be paid unless otherwise defined by national legislation, by CBA or by agreements with unions. If overtime is compensated by the allocation of time off work, your company must apply the premium factor.

          Referenzdokumente:

          3.5.12 Overtime not required 3.5.15 Overtime compensation

        • Does the standard require paid leave?
          Answer: two out of three
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • one out of 3 (casual/ sick/ annual) (50 points)
          • two out of three (75 points)
          • all (100 points)

          Excerpt from standard:

          3.5.17 (Core/Year 0)Your company must follow national legislation regarding regular paid leave. 3.5.18 (Dev/Year 3) Your company must grant all workers at least 2 weeks of paid leave per year at minimum, not including sick and casual leave. Periods of annual leave must be in line with national legislation and/or with agreements detailed in a specific or industry sector CBA, if either of these exceeds 2 weeks. 3.5.19 (Core/Year 0) Your company must follow national legislation regarding regular temporary (paid) sick leave. 3.5.20 (Dev/Year 3) Your company has a regulation granting at least 5 days regular (paid) sick leave. The regulation must ensure that workers are protected from being dismissed during temporary sick leave. It must guarantee worker income during sick leave and it must not deduct this leave from annual leave.

          Referenzdokumente:

          3.5.17 Paid leave 3.5.18 Increased paid leave 3.5.19 Sick leave 3.5.20 Increased sick leave

        • Does the standard require wages being paid in a timely, regular and convenient manner understood by all employees?
          Answer: yes, all
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • yes, some (70 points)
          • yes, all (100 points)

          Excerpt from standard:

          3.5.9 (Core/Year 0) Your company makes payments to workers at regularly scheduled intervals in a convenient way for workers, and must document the payments with a clear and understandable payslip containing all necessary information. Workers must sign for payments received in cash. 5.4.8 (year 0): Payment must be made upon receipt of the product. Payments are made in national currency.

          Referenzdokumente:

          3.5.9 Wages paid regularly

      • Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
        90/100
        • Does the standard include criteria on freedom of association and the right to organize as described in ILO 87?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          3.4.2 (Core/Year 0) All workers have the right to join or form trade unions and to bargain collectively.Your company: - respects the right of all workers to form or join trade unions; - respects the right of workers to bargain collectively in practice; - accepts that it has a duty to bargain in good faith with unions Workers take the initiative to organize themselves and are allowed to do so independently of management. Management does not interfere in the process, nor directly or indirectly conduct elections related to the formation, recognition or governance of this organization. Your company must not have opposed any of these rights in the last 2 years prior to application for certification. 3.4.4 (Core/Year 1) Your company actively accepts and promotes the conditions in requirement 3.4.3 and 3.4.4 by signing the Freedom of Association protocol provided by Fairtrade International in Annex 3 to this standard.

          Referenzdokumente:

          3.4.2 Guaranteeing workers’ labour rights 3.4.4 Freedom of Association protocol

        • Does the standard include criteria on the right to collective bargaining, as laid down by ILO 98?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          3.4.10(Core/Year 0) In countries where a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) is agreed for the textile sector, your company signs and adheres to this agreement. Collective bargaining at the company level may take place even if a sector-wide collective agreement exists, however company level agreements does not provide lesser terms and conditions than the sector-wide agreement. 3.4.11 (Core/Year 1) If there is no sectoral or company CBA in place, your company proactively engages in a process to enter into a collective agreement with elected worker representatives. Your company must not refuse any genuine opportunity to bargain collectively with workers. Negotiations must take place with a recognized trade union, or with elected worker representatives in the absence of a trade union, but only where such elected worker representatives are provided for by law and are legally authorized to bargain (see 3.4.1). In cases where workers have freely and specifically decided to not form or join a trade union and are not otherwise legally authorized to collectively bargain, then the collective bargaining requirement is waived. In these situations, the certification body will determine whether there was any intimidation or coercion involved in this decision. The decision cannot be the result of any vote in which management was in any way involved.

          Referenzdokumente:

          3.4.10 Sectoral collective bargaining agreement (CBA) 3.4.11 Negotiations in the absence of a Collective Bargaining Agreement

        • Does the standard include criteria on the formation of workers representations where freedom of association is restricted by law?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
          • allow (90 points)
          • promote (100 points)

          Excerpt from standard:

          Standard is applicable in only countries where Freedom of Association is possible as determined by the geographic scope policy

          Referenzdokumente:

        • Does the standard include criteria on worker grievance mechanisms?
          Answer: +monitor, follow up on and inform about outcome of grievances
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • define policy and procedure (50 points)
          • +monitor, follow up on and inform about outcome of grievances (75 points)
          • +no retribution (100 points)

          Excerpt from standard:

          1.4.4 (Core/Year 0) Your company has a grievance procedure in place,  allows workers and third parties to file complaints directly and anonymously;  protects workers who file complaints from retaliation;  ensures issues are resolved, remediation is implemented in a timely manner, and complainants updated about the ongoing resolution ensures that complaints received are forwarded to the certifying body in order to publish details about the status and resolution online;  entitles workers to representation by their trade union or other council of theirchoosing;  allows for an appeals process by the complainant;  includes documentation of all disputes;  includes a procedure for cases of sexual harassment. Your company must ensure that workers are fully aware and understand the procedure and are aware that they have the right to be heard and the right to appeal to an independent party (see 1.4.5). The procedure is implemented, communicated and introduced to workers adequately, in a way that they have easy access, full confidence (anonymity) and no psychological hurdles (self-consciousness) the use of this instrument. Your company does not discipline, dismiss or discriminate in any way against workers for using any grievance procedure. Grievances regarding sexual harassment are designated to specially appointed women or women’s committees, linked to a female senior manager when possible, and with direct access to the Chief Executive. The same principles apply in case of sexual harassment of groups other than women. This grievance procedure must be in accordance with national legislation where applicable.

          Referenzdokumente:

          1.4 Management systems (1.4.4-1.4.5)

      • Answer:
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Voluntary Labour
        80/100
        • Does the standard prohibit forced and compulsory labour as defined in ILO 29 and 105?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          3.2.1 (Core/Year 0) Your company does not directly or indirectly engage in, support or tolerate forced labour, including bonded or involuntary prison labour. You must explain this to all workers.

          Referenzdokumente:

          3.2.1 No forced labour

        • Does the standard include criteria on the freedom of movemenent of employees?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          Referenzdokumente:

        • Does the standard prohibit the withholding of workers' documents?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          3.2.2(Core/Year 0) Your company does not retain any part of the workers’ salary, benefits, property or documents (e.g., passports) nor require a financial deposit in order to force them to remain in your employment.

          Referenzdokumente:

          3.2.2 No retention of workers’ salary or property

      • Gender
        85/100
        • Does the standard include criteria on having policies and/ or processes in place that prevent discrimination of women and men in the workplace?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          3.5.26 (Core/Year 0) Your company must not terminate the employment of a woman during her pregnancy or maternity leave, except on grounds unrelated to the pregnancy or birth of the child.

          Referenzdokumente:

          3.5.26 No termination for pregnancy

        • Does the standard address the payment of equal wages as defined in ILO 100?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          3.5.5 (Core/Year 0) Your company offers equal pay for equal work to all workers – permanent, temporary and migrant, without discrimination based on gender or otherwise. This includes equivalent benefits and employment conditions for equal work. 3.5.6 (Core/Year 0) Your company provides legal social security, including contributions to a provident fund or pension scheme for all workers, whether permanent, migrant, temporary or seasonal.

          Referenzdokumente:

          3.5.5 Equal pay for equal work 3.5.6 Social security

        • Does the standard include criteria on the right to maternity leave (as defined in ILO 183)?
          Answer: partial compliance
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 50/100
          Possible answers
          • partial compliance (50 points)
          • full compliance (90 points)
          • beyond 183 (100 points)

          Excerpt from standard:

          3.5.24 (Core/Year 0) Your company must grant its female workers at least eight weeks of maternity leave with compensation consistent with national laws or not less than 2/3 regular pay, whichever is higher, not including annual leave and not incurring any loss or privilege on account of such leave. 3.5.25 (Dev/Year 3) If maternity leave is less than 12 weeks, your company must increase it by one week each year until 12 weeks is reached, with compensation consistent with requirement 3.5.20. National legislation must be complied with if it exceeds this requirement.

          Referenzdokumente:

          3.5.24 Maternity leave 3.5.25 Increased maternity leave

      • Non-Discrimination
        98/100
        • Does the standard include criteria on the non-discrimination in the workplace, as defined in ILO 111?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          3.1.1 (Core/Year 0) Your company does not discriminate, support or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth, disease, age, religion, political opinion, membership in trade union or workers’ representative bodies, national extraction or social origin, or any other condition in recruitment, promotion, access to training, remuneration, allocation of work, termination of employment, retirement, general treatment in the workplace, or other activities.

          Referenzdokumente:

          3.1.1 No discrimination

        • Does the standard include criteria on the non-discrimination of persons with disabilities?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
          Score: 75/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          2.1.6 (Dev/Year 3) Your company undertakes activities to achieve equity in the workplace. This includes specifically addressing the employment and promotion of suitably qualified people from disadvantaged and minority groups.

          Referenzdokumente:

          2.1.6 Achieving equity

      • Working Hours
        100/100
        • Does the standard include criteria on working hours, as defined in ILO Convention 1?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          3.5.11 (Core/Year 0) Your company must comply with applicable national and local legislation and industry standards, and follow CBA agreements regarding working hours and overtime regulations. Your company must not require workers to work in excess of 8 hours per day and 48 hours per week on a regular basis.

          Referenzdokumente:

          3.5.11 Working hours

      • Scope of Labour Rights
        100/100
        • Do worker's rights and benefits set out by the standard apply to all forms of work?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          3.5.5 (Core/Year 0) Your company offers equal pay for equal work to all workers – permanent, temporary and migrant, without discrimination based on gender or otherwise. This includes equivalent benefits and employment conditions for equal work. 3.5.6 (Core/Year 0) Your company provides legal social security, including contributions to a provident fund or pension scheme for all workers, whether permanent, migrant, temporary or seasonal.

          Referenzdokumente:

          3.5.5 Equal pay for equal work 3.5.6 Social security

        • Do the standard's rights and benefits for workers also apply to sub-contracted labour?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          3.5.5 (Core/Year 0) Your company offers equal pay for equal work to all workers – permanent, temporary and migrant, without discrimination based on gender or otherwise. This includes equivalent benefits and employment conditions for equal work. 3.5.6 (Core/Year 0) Your company provides legal social security, including contributions to a provident fund or pension scheme for all workers, whether permanent, migrant, temporary or seasonal.

          Referenzdokumente:

          3.5.5 Equal pay for equal work 3.5.6 Social security

        • Does the standard include criteria on the establishment of labour contracts compliant with national legal requirements?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          3.5.31(Core/Year 0)Your company has a legally binding written contract of employment for all workers, including permanent, temporary, seasonal and migrant, signed by worker and employer [...] 3.5.32(Core/Year 0) Your company must ensure that workers have a signed copy of their employment contract and that they understand the content by providing it in a format and language they understand. Your company must ensure that all workers are aware of their rights and duties, responsibilities, salaries, and work schedules as part of the legal labour contract.

          Referenzdokumente:

          3.5.31 Employment contracts 3.5.32 Workers have a copy of employment contract and understand content

      • Labour Rights Management
        75/100
        • Does the standard include requirements on setting up policies or procedures to manage basic labour rights in the workplace?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
          Score: 75/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          1.4.1 (Core/Year 1) Your company has internal auditing policies and procedures in place designed to monitor compliance and assess the company’s performance with the requirements in this standard. The responsibilities and role of the management and Compliance Committee representatives are defined in your internal auditing procedures. Your company makes these policies and procedures publicly available.

          Referenzdokumente:

          1.4.1 Performance monitoring procedures

    • Answer:
      Score: 0/100
      Possible answers
    • Answer:
      Score: 0/100
      Possible answers
    • Health and Safety
      96/100
      • Workers Health
        95/100
        • Does the standard include criteria on occupational health and safety, as defined in ILO 155?
          Answer: full compliance with ILO 155
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • partial compliance with ILO 155 (70 points)
          • full compliance with ILO 155 (100 points)

          Excerpt from standard:

          3.6.1 (Core/Year 0) Your company makes work processes, workplaces, buildings, machinery and equipment on the production site as safe as possible, minimizing any inherent risks by appropriate measures and adequate control. To ensure safety  Systems to detect, avoid, or respond to potential threats to the health and safety of workers are established;  Risk areas and potential hazards are clearly identified by warning signs in appropriate languages and include pictograms if possible;  Safety instructions and procedures including accident prevention and response are in place and communicated to staff;  All hazardous machinery and equipment is equipped with adequate safety devices;  Protective guards are placed over moving parts;  Safety equipment is provided to all workers who must be instructed and monitored in its proper use;  Equipment for chemical use is stored properly.

          Referenzdokumente:

          3.6.1 Occupational Health & Safety

        • Does the standard include requirements on workplace conditions?
          Answer: yes, some
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 50/100
          Possible answers
          • yes, some (50 points)
          • yes, all (100 points)

          Excerpt from standard:

          3.6.15(Core/Year 0)All workplaces must have adequate lighting, heating, and ventilation and control systems in place for noise, dust and vibration according to legal requirements.

          Referenzdokumente:

          3.6.15 Adequate lighting, heating, ventilation

        • Does the standard require policies and procedures to manage health and safety in the workplace?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          3.6.1 (Core/Year 0) Your company makes work processes, workplaces, buildings, machinery and equipment on the production site as safe as possible, minimizing any inherent risks by appropriate measures and adequate control. To ensure safety:  Systems to detect, avoid, or respond to potential threats to the health and safety of workers are established;  Risk areas and potential hazards are clearly identified by warning signs in appropriate languages and include pictograms if possible;  Safety instructions and procedures including accident prevention and response are in place and communicated to staff;  All hazardous machinery and equipment is equipped with adequate safety devices;  Protective guards are placed over moving parts;  Safety equipment is provided to all workers who must be instructed and monitored in its proper use;  Equipment for chemical use is stored properly.

          Referenzdokumente:

          3.6.1 Occupational Health & Safety

      • Access to Medical Services
        78/100
        • Does the standard include criteria on the access to basic medical services for workers?
          Answer: work-related accidents plus preventative care
          Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
          Score: 75/100
          Possible answers
          • only treatment of acute work-related accidents / illness (70 points)
          • work-related accidents plus preventative care (100 points)

          Excerpt from standard:

          3.6.21 (Dev/Year 3) Your company provides or enables access to free and regular occupational medical care and advice, offered at the workplace at fixed times during working hours, or at the local health centres/hospital.

          Referenzdokumente:

          3.6.21 Free and regular occupational medical care

        • Does the standard require compensation payments/ covering of costs in case of work related accidents and injuries?
          Answer: partial coverage of costs
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 90/100
          Possible answers
          • partial coverage of costs (50 points)
          • full coverage of costs (90 points)
          • compensation (100 points)

          Excerpt from standard:

          3.5.21 (Core/Year 0) Your company has a regulation granting at least 5 days paid leave caused by employment injury. The regulation must ensure that workers are protected from being dismissed during temporary leave. It must not deduct this leave from annual leave. 3.5.22 (Core/Year 1) Your company has a regulation on disability compensation that ensures that workers sustaining long-term disabilities caused by employment injury are fairly compensated. 3.5.23 (Core/Year 1) Your company has a regulation on survivor benefits which ensures that the dependent family members of workers who are killed in an employment-related accident are fairly compensated.

          Referenzdokumente:

          3.5.21 Leave for injury 3.5.22 Disability compensation 3.5.23 Survivor benefits

      • Sanitation
        100/100
        • Does the standard require that workers have access to safe drinking water?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          3.6.27 (Core/Year 0) If safe drinking water is not ensured by local authorities, your company provides clean drinking water close to the working area of all workers and clearly labelled drinking water facilities as such in the rest or canteen area. The water quality is monitored by the company and H&S Compliance Committee representative.

          Referenzdokumente:

          3.6.27 Clean drinking water

        • Does the standard require access to clean and improved sanitation facilities?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          3.6.28 (Core/Year 0)Your company provides clean toilets with hand washing facilities close by, changing rooms for all workers, and clean showers for workers who handle hazardous chemicals. Lockable storage facilities are provided where requested. Toilets, changing rooms and showers are separate for women and men, and the number of toilets and hand washing facilities are in proportion to the number of workers (minimum proportion is 1:25). Your company also provides clean hand washing facilities close to the canteen. All facilities are cleaned regularly and equipped with covered drains and pipes.

          Referenzdokumente:

          3.6.28 Toilets, washing facilities & changing rooms

      • Building and Fire Safety
        100/100
        • Does the standard include criteria on building safety?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          3.6.1 (Core/Year 0)Your company makes work processes, workplaces, buildings, machinery and equipment on the production site as safe as possible, minimizing any inherent risks by appropriate measures and adequate control.

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          3.6.1 Occupational Health & Safety

        • Does the standard cover fire-preparedness?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          3.6.5 (Core/Year 0 Properly marked fire exits, escape routes, firefighting equipment and appropriate fire alarms for each working area are required. Fire exits and escape routes are kept clear of obstacles, unlocked, and easily openable at all times when workers are present, allowing for swift and safe exit in case of an emergency. 3.6.6 (Core/Year 0 All staff is trained on evacuation procedures, and regular fire safety drills are conducted at least every 6 months and are documented. Evacuation procedures and fire safety drills are conducted according to national legislation where it exists.

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          3.6.5 Fire safety 3.6.6 Training on evacuation procedures

        • Does the standard include criteria on evacuation safety?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          3.6.6 (Core/Year 0) All staff is trained on evacuation procedures, and regular fire safety drills are conducted at least every 6 months and are documented. Evacuation procedures and fire safety drills are conducted according to national legislation where it exists.

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          3.6.6 Training on evacuation procedures

      • Prohibition of Harassment and Abuse (manufacturing stage)
        100/100
        • Does the standard prohibit harassment or abuse of workers?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          3.1.2(Core/Year 0) Your company does not directly or indirectly engage in, support or tolerate the use of corporal punishment, mental or physical coercion, bullying, abuse, or other harassment of any kind.

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          3.1.2 No abuse of any kind

  • Business Practice and Ethical Issues
    Legality and ethics in business practice
    23/100
    • Economic Development and Fair Business Practice
      26/100
      • Economic Sustainability
        60/100
        • Does the standard include criteria on the provision of professional training for workers?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
          Score: 75/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          2.1.4 (Dev/Year 3) Your company provides opportunities to workers and staff to develop appropriate personal skills and/or professional qualifications.

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          2.1.4 Skill development

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

          Excerpt from standard:

          1.1.1 (Dev./Year 3):In order to demonstrate commitment to Fairtrade, your company’s mission statement or policy includes:  measures on how continuous improvement of social and sustainable production practices is implemented in your company;[...] 5.6.3 (applies to brand owners): You have a long term commitment with your suppliers, so they can in turn have long term contracts with their suppliers.

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          1.1 Commitment to Fairtrade 5.6 Requirements for brand owners

        • Does the standard include criteria on management plans for continuous improvement?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
          Score: 75/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          1.1.1 (Dev/Year 3) : In order to demonstrate commitment to Fairtrade, your company’s mission statement or policy includes: - measures on how continuous improvement of social and sustainable production practices is implemented in your company; - a statement on your commitment to achieve the aims and values of Fairtrade; - how workers are informed about commitment to Fairtrade; - Fairtrade goals which are included in measurable key performance indicators for the CEO and senior management of your company.

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          1.1.1 Mission statement and performance indicators

        • Does the standard include criteria on improving productivity?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
      • Legality
        0/100
        • Does the standard include a requirement for compliance with relevant local, regional and national laws and regulations?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
        • Does the standard include criteria on business legality?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
      • Responsible Sourcing Practices
        38/100
        • Does the standard include criteria on price premiums?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          5.4.4(Core/Year 0) Buyers of seed cotton may buy seed cotton as Fairtrade eligible (see definitions), and sell the lint or derived products as Fairtrade provided that the conditions below are met:  To be Fairtrade eligible, the seed cotton has to have been produced as Fairtrade.  When the buyer of Fairtrade eligible seed cotton sells cotton lint or derived products as Fairtrade, the buyer must notify the supplying producers within 15 days of the sale. The buyer must inform each of the supplying producers of the volumes of their Fairtrade eligible seed cotton sold as Fairtrade, of the corresponding Fairtrade price adjustment (the difference between the market price and the Fairtrade Price, if applicable), and of the Fairtrade Premium due.  When the buyer of Fairtrade eligible seed cotton sells only a certain percentage of the total Fairtrade eligible seed cotton as Fairtrade, then this percentage is applied to each producer‘s supplied volume, and the Premium and price adjustment (if applicable) are calculated pro rata. If the second buyer (the buyer of the cotton lint or derived product) requests in writing for cotton from a specific producer, the Fairtrade price adjustment and Premium is to be paid to that specific producer.

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          5.4.4 Buying Fairtrade eligible cotton

        • Does the standard's rights and benefits for workers also apply to input suppliers?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
          Score: 75/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          1.4.2 (Core/Year 1) Your company has procedures in place that enables you to evaluate your suppliers in order to have full insight and assess risks in the working conditions in your supply chain. The procedures ensure that current and new suppliers and subcontractors comply with requirement 1.4.4 (grievance procedure), and the Labour Conditions and Environmental Responsibility requirements, chapters 3 and 4 in this Standard. The minimum actions your company must undertake to fulfil this requirement include:  Effectively communicate the requirements of this standard to senior leadership of suppliers, commissioned operators and subcontracted sites;  Assess significant risks of non-conformance by these entities;  Make efforts to ensure that these significant risks are effectively addressed by these entities and your company; Your company records how these actions are fulfilled.

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          1.4.2 Ensuring subcontractor compliance

        • Does the standard include criteria on reducing time pressure for suppliers?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

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    • Corruption and Bribery
      15/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on the prevention of corruption and bribery?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on conducting a due diligence assessment of business partners, including subsidiaries and contractors?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 75/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        1.4.2 (Core/Year 1) Your company has procedures in place that enables you to evaluate your suppliers in order to have full insight and assess risks in the working conditions in your supply chain. The procedures ensure that current and new suppliers and subcontractors comply with requirement 1.4.4 (grievance procedure), and the Labour Conditions and Environmental Responsibility requirements, chapters 3 and 4 in this Standard. The minimum actions your company must undertake to fulfil this requirement • Effectively communicate the requirements of this standard to senior leadership of suppliers, commissioned operators and subcontracted sites; • Assess significant risks of non-conformance by these entities; • Make efforts to ensure that these significant risks are effectively addressed by these entities and your company; Your company records how these actions are fulfilled.

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        1.4.2 Ensuring subcontractor compliance

      • Does the standard include criteria on training workers in positions of responsibility workers on issues of corruption and bribery?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
  • Social & Cultural Rights and Community Engagement
    Basic economic, social and cultural rights
    0/100
    • Social and Cultural Rights
      0/100
      • Local Economic Development
        0/100
        • Does the standard include criteria relating to a preference to purchase local materials, goods, products and services?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
        • Does the standard include criteria relating to hiring workers from local communities?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
        • Does the standard include criteria on investment in community development beyond the business' operations?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
        • Does the standard include criteria on not adversely affecting local communities and neigboring small producers access to livelihoods (especially land and water)?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
      • Community Rights
        0/100
        • Does the standard include criteria on dispute resolution mechanisms for affected communities?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
          • grievance mechanism (75 points)
          • +compensation mechanism (100 points)

          Excerpt from standard:

          1.4.5: The Compliance Committee determines one or two local ‘grievance handlers’, individuals whoare part of the local civil society, i.e., a local trade union or workers’ rights NGO to aid workers in filing and reconciling complaints to supplement the company grievance mechanism. The grievance handler(s) must be:  the same gender as the majority of the workforce. The CC can also determine one male and one female grievance handler;  in regular contact with, accessible to, and trusted by the workers;  made publicly known through the Fairtrade International website. The process: 1. Grievances are filed with the grievance handler(s), by workers, or a third party if thecompany grievance procedure has not addressed a grievance sufficiently according to the complainant. 2. The grievance handler discusses the received complaint with the CC (within the same week of issue, but depending on the urgency of the matter may be faster). ...

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          1.4 Management systems

        • Does the standard include criteria on the protection of local historical, archaeological, cultural, and spiritual properties and sites?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
          • protect (75 points)
          • do not impede access (100 points)

Which lifecycle phases are covered by the standard?

Raw materials extraction and production

Cultivation of natural fibers (e.g. cotton) and production of synthetic fibers (e.g. polyester)

Manufacturing

The production and further processing of yarns and fabrics into a finished garment involves many sub-steps (e.g. spinning, weaving and knitting, sewing, tailoring and finishing)

Transportation / distribution

The transport route from one production stage to the next as well as to the end consumer

Products use and consumption

Usage through the owner

End-of-life

Proper disposal of textiles or return of materials to the cycle (recycling)