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WFTO awards companies that are committed to improving the living and working conditions of producers in developing countries. WFTO verifies that member companies are aligned with the ten principles of fair trade.
The WFTO Fair Trade Standard is awarded by the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO). More than 400 fair trade organisations have joined forces in the WFTO.
WFTO is a membership organisation. Only companies that successfully pass the system are allowed to label their products with the WFTO Guaranteed Fair Trade label.

Cred­ib­il­ity 54%

  • 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
    60/100
    • Governance
      78/100
      • 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)

        Source:

        The 'About Us' section of the WFTO provides information on this matter, more thorough information on governance can be found in the Constitution of the WTO http://www.wfto.com/about-us/who-we-are

      • 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)
      • 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:

        Page 14.' Members gather once a year to elect the board of directors and the President. Regional boards of directors are also elected by regional members.' http://wfto.com/sites/default/files/4.%20WFTO%20Annual%20Report%202013_web.pdf

      • 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: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (100 points)
      • 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:

        http://wfto.com/about-us/our-annual-reports '“Article XIII – Funds” of the Constitution states that the funds of WFTO consists of “Annual membership fees and contributions, grants and other contributions”. The last statement of income and expenditure is from 2007 and states that incomes come from membership fees, monitoring fees, grants, conference and advocacy income and gives quantitative information on it '

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

        Source:

        According to the Constitution and budgets from 2006 and 2007, incomes may come only from: membership fees, monitoring fees, grants, conference and advocacy income Constitution: //old.wfto.com/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&gid=112&Itemid=224 Budget: //old.wfto.com/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&gid=113&Itemid=223

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

        Source:

        'WFTO’s mission is to enable producers to improve their livelihoods and communities through Fair Trade. WFTO is the global network and advocate for Fair Trade, ensuring producer voices are heard. The interest of producers, especially small farmers and artisans, is the main focus in all the policies, governance, structures and decision making within the WFTO.' http://wfto.com/about-us/vision-and-mission

      • 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:

        yes, on the website http://wfto.com/about-us/vision-and-mission

    • Impact
      0/100
      • Does the scheme owner have a system in place for measuring its impacts and progress towards its sustainability goals?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        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: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (100 points)
      • Does the scheme owner make sustainability results from M&E available?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (on request) (70 points)
        • Yes publicly (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
    • Supporting Strategies
      67/100
      • 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: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
  • Standard-Setting
    Standard development and revision
    66/100
    • 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)

      Source:

      The standard setting process is available to the general public on the WFTO website via the Guarantee System Handbook http://wfto.com/wfto-guarantee-system-handbook

    • Has a set of key sustainability issues in the sector or product lifecycle been defined in the standard-setting process?
      Answer: Yes
      Score: 100/100
      Possible answers
      • No (0 points)
      • yes (100 points)

      Source:

      These are measured by means of mandatory compliance requirements that are tied directly to the 10 Fair Trade Principles. If a mandatory requirement is not met, the organisation will not be guaranteed.

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

      Source:

      The standard setting process is available to the general public on the WFTO website via the Guarantee System Handbook http://wfto.com/wfto-guarantee-system-handbook

    • Which stakeholders can participate in the standard-setting process?
      Answer: Members only
      Score: 10/100
      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: No
      Score: 0/100
      Possible answers
      • No (0 points)
      • yes (100 points)
    • 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)
    • 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 (on request)
      Score: 70/100
      Possible answers
      • Yes (on request) (70 points)
      • Yes publicly (100 points)
      • No (0 points)

      Source:

      The Guarantee System Committee provides information regarding its discussions and the cases that lead to the adoption of a certain update to the standard. resolutions or meeting minutes or proposals presented to the board, may be available on request

    • Do the voting procedures of the decision-making body responsible for standard setting ensure that there is a balanced representation of stakeholder interests?
      Answer: No
      Score: 0/100
      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:

      'The Board of Directors of WFTO will initiate the revision process of the Guarantee System and supporting technical guidance documents at least every 5 years' (Chapitre 8.1 - Governance of GS, p.1) http://old.wfto.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1906&Itemid=378

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

      Source:

      Standards requiremetns are thoroughly described in the Guarantee System Handbook available on the website, especially in 'Chapter 6 - WFTO Fair Trade Standards' http://old.wfto.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1906&Itemid=378

    • 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:

      WFTO has guidance for regional offices and hosts a network to share translations or solutions personal correspondence

    • 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)

      Source:

      handbook, appeals procedure S. 4-8, Kap. 8.2, //wfto.com/wfto-guarantee-system-handbook

  • Assurance
    Mechanisms for assessment of compliance with the standard
    50/100
    • Assurance System
      65/100
      • 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:

        'Chapter 7 - Overview and components (p.1) ''For new as well as existing trading members the three main components to assess members’ compliance with the WFTO Principles 1. Self Assessment: every 2 years 2. Monitoring audit by an approved WFTO auditor or audit according to an equivalent Fair Trade certification scheme every 2- 6 years depending on the risk category 3. Peer visits by peers nominated by the FTO: every 2 - 6 years depending on the risk category''' http://wfto.com/wfto-guarantee-system-handbook

      • Is application (to get certified/verified) open to all potential applicants within the scope of the scheme?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (100 points)

        Source:

        Chapter 7 - Overview and components (p.3) 'Any producer or trader organisation that has been in existence for at least 2 years, is committed to Fair Trade and can demonstrate sound behaviour from a social, economic, cultural and environmental point of view in line with the WFTO Principles can apply to be registered as a member. Fair Trade Support Organisations and Networks can also apply to be members.' http://wfto.com/wfto-guarantee-system-handbook

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

        Source:

        Document 'WFTO Fee 2014' p.2 describes the formula used to calculate monitoring fees based on turnover. Document ' WFTO Fee Membership policy paper' further states the existence of maximum fees http://wfto.com/sites/default/files/Annual-fee-structure-2014.pdf //wfto.com/sites/default/files/Membership%20Fee%20Policy%20Paper%20(2014%20November).pdf Document 'WFTO Fee 2014' p.2 describes the formula used to calculate monitoring fees based on turnover. Document ' WFTO Fee Membership policy paper' further states the existence of maximum fees

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

        Source:

        'Chapter 8.2 - Management of the Guarantee System' describes all complaints procedures and appeals when a certificate is suspended http://wfto.com/wfto-guarantee-system-handbook

      • 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)

        Source:

        Audit reports are confidential to the member and WFTO. The member is free to share audit reports if it wishes to do so.

      • 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:

        'Chapter 7 - Overview and components' p. 2 defines the duration of the certificate (it varies according to the risk category of a member) http://wfto.com/wfto-guarantee-system-handbook

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

        Source:

        'Chapter 9 - Claim label and logo' section 9.3 Labelling Rules clearly states the scope of application of the label http://wfto.com/wfto-guarantee-system-handbook

      • 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
        Score: 70/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (70 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes incl. scope of certificate or license (100 points)

        Source:

        http://wfto.com/about-us/our-annual-reports The list of guaranteed member is disclosed at the end of each annual report. However, with the new guarantee system, members that are certified have changed, it seems that the list is accessible via: http://wfto.com/guaranteed-fair-trade-organisations

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

        Source:

        personal correspondence with Tamara Cobussen, Juni 2015

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

        Source:

        Chapter 8.1 (p.1) 'The Board of WFTO will also review at least once every 5 years the guidance protocols for Monitoring audits and Peer visits, again based on feedback from earlier audits and Peer visits.' http://wfto.com/wfto-guarantee-system-handbook

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

        Source:

        Chapter 8.1 - Governance of the Guarantee System (p.1 'All revisions suggested will be put up on the WFTO network platform for feedback from WFTO members') http://old.wfto.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1906&Itemid=378

      • Does the scheme owner allow partial certification by an enterprise, with requirements to increase the percentage of certified produce over time?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (100 points)
      • Does the scheme owner have a documented assessment methodology for CABs that are assessing chain of custody?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • yes publicly available (100 points)
        • yes available on request (70 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
    • Conformity Assessment
      54/100
      • 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)

          Source:

          Chapter 7 - Overview and components (p.1) states that part of the minimum level of conformity assessment is monitoring audit 'by an approved WFTO auditor or audit according to an equivalent Fair Trade certification scheme' http://wfto.com/wfto-guarantee-system-handbook

        • 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:

          Guarantee System Handbook Chapters 7 & 11

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

          Source:

          'Chapter 8.2 - Management of the Guarantee System' describes all complaints procedures related to fair trade compliance of a WFTO member http://wfto.com/wfto-guarantee-system-handbook

      • Sustainability Audits
        51/100
        • Does the scheme owner require CABs to be compliant with ISO/IEC 17065, ISO/IEC 17021, ISO/IEC 17020 or equivalent?
          Answer: No
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
          • No (0 points)
          • Yes (100 points)
          • Not Applicable (0 points)
        • At least how often do clients undergo a full audit process?
          Answer: 5 years or more
          Score: 10/100
          Possible answers
          • 1 year or less (100 points)
          • 1-2 years (100 points)
          • 2-3 years (80 points)
          • 4-5 years (50 points)
          • 5 years or more (10 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)

          Source:

          Chapter 7 - Overview and components (p.2) describes the frequency of audit process according to the risk profile of members High risks members have to undergo a full audit process every two years while low risk members have to undergo a full audit process every 6 years (provided that the two previous audit went well) http://wfto.com/wfto-guarantee-system-handbook

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

          Source:

          Chapter 7 - Overview and components (p.2) describes the frequency of audit process according to the risk profile of members http://wfto.com/wfto-guarantee-system-handbook

        • 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:

          Guarantee System Handbook Chapter 11

        • Does the scheme owner allow or require CABs to do unscheduled audits?
          Answer: No
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
          • Allowed (70 points)
          • Required (100 points)
          • Not allowed (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)

          Source:

          'Chapter 7 – Overview and components (p. 6) « The FTO selects and contacts the auditor and agrees on the audit date (at least 3 months before the due date). The FTO informs the WFTO Guarantee System Manager of the planned date and auditor. (…) It is the FTO’s responsibility to organise its Monitoring audit within the agreed time frame (before the due date).»' http://wfto.com/wfto-guarantee-system-handbook

        • 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:

          Chapter 7 - Overview and components (p.7) 'Within the audit scope suggested by WFTO, the auditor will need to select which producers/ suppliers under the FTO’s IMS he/she wishes to visit by consulting the Profile, Supplier Monitoring form and other information provided by WFTO. The auditor can request additional information from the FTO about these suppliers before choosing, and WFTO will also indicate if there are particular suppliers they want to check as a result of previous concerns from external visits or complaints. »' http://wfto.com/wfto-guarantee-system-handbook

        • 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:

          The submitted report shall follow the WFTO Guarantee System Audit report format (Annex 11.1.5). http://old.wfto.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1906&Itemid=378

        • 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:

          Chapter 8 - Management of Guarantee System section 1 'Approval and sanction procedure states that 'The WFTO Guarantee System Manager screens the report from the auditor or peers alongside the latest Self Assessment Report for completeness and consistency' in order to assess compliance and 'ensure that all critical aspects of non compliance with the Standard are reflected in the assessment findings' http://old.wfto.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1906&Itemid=378

        • Does the scheme allow for group certification or verification?
          Answer: No
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
          • Yes (100 points)
          • No (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Group Certification
        0/100
        • Is the group required to have an internal management system?
          Answer: No
          Score: 0/100
          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: No
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
          • No (0 points)
          • Yes (100 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
        • Is there a sample size formula to determine the number of group members that is externally verified?
          Answer: No
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
          • No (0 points)
          • Yes (70 points)
          • Yes based on risk assessment (100 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
        • Do the requirements on group certification/verification define the conditions under which a group member shall be suspended or removed from a group?
          Answer: No
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
          • Member suspended from certification (0 points)
          • Member removed from a group (100 points)
          • Group suspension (0 points)
          • No repercussion (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Chain of Custody
        50/100
        • Does the scheme owner require CoC CABs to be compliant with ISO/IEC 17020, ISO/IEC 17021, or ISO/IEC 17065 or equivalent?
          Answer: No
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
          • Yes (100 points)
          • No (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
        • What is the most independent type of CoC conformity assessment required by the scheme?
          Answer: Not Applicable
          Possible answers
          • 1st party (0 points)
          • 2nd party (70 points)
          • 3rd party (100 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
        • What type of activities are CoC CABs required to undertake during a full CoC assessment?
          Answer: Not Applicable
          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)
        • 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: No
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
          • Yes (100 points)
          • No (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Laboratory Testing
        75/100
        • In the documented assessment methodology, are test methods either referred to or included?
          Answer: Not Applicable
          Possible answers
          • No (0 points)
          • Yes (on request) (70 points)
          • Yes publicly (100 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
        • Does the scheme owner require laboratories to be accredited according to recognized laboratory accreditation standards?
          Answer: Not Applicable
          Possible answers
          • No (0 points)
          • Yes to ISO 17025 (100 points)
          • Yes to other recognized standards (70 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
        • Are there rules on random sampling and testing for the compliance monitoring?
          Answer: No
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
          • Each month (0 points)
          • Each quarter (100 points)
          • Each 6 months (0 points)
          • Surprise tests (0 points)
          • Ad hoc (0 points)
        • Is there a procedure to deal with non-compliant products manufactured by a client / licensee?
          Answer: Not Applicable
          Possible answers
          • Yes (100 points)
          • No (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
    • Auditor Competencies
      44/100
      • 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:

        'Chapter 10.1 Auditors competence' describes the different requirement for auditors e.g. higher education degree, 5 years of working experience, experience with fair trade, sensitivity to cultural conditions etc. http://old.wfto.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1906&Itemid=378 '10.1 Auditors - Competence'

      • 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:

        'An auditor who has fulfilled the requirements in Ch 10.1 and been accepted to start the training course, will be asked to read key documents and complete a number of tasks in their own time, before being admitted to an online Webinar with a final test', potential auditors have to read documents on the standards and its interpretation, benefit frmo the help of the WFTO for this and then have to pass a test to verify they've understood the documents http://old.wfto.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1906&Itemid=378

      • Does the scheme owner require that CAB auditors successfully complete auditor training based on ISO 19011, or equivalent?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner require that new auditors have a probationary period where their competence in an audit is assessed or supervised?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner require that CAB auditors are evaluated at least every 3 years?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • 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:

        'Ch-11-1-4 Audit Protocol (p.2) ''WFTO will ensure adequate qualifications of auditors, including training, and will compile feedback on auditors’ performance on file.'' Ch. 10-1 (p.1) '' (auditors) may also be required to update their training if there are changes to the Guarantee System. ''' http://old.wfto.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1906&Itemid=378

      • 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)
    • Accreditation / Oversight
      14/100
      • Does the scheme require a documented accreditation or oversight mechanism?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes available on request (70 points)
        • Yes publicly available (100 points)

        Source:

        WFTO is moving towards certification of its System by a suitably accredited body.

      • Does the scheme owner require ISO 17011 compliance for ABs?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Is the accreditation or oversight body independent from the scheme owner?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • How often do assurance providers undergo a full accreditation or oversight assessment?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        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)
      • Is the frequency of an accreditation or oversight assessment based in part on a risk assessment of the client?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • 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: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • 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: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • 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: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner require ABs or oversight bodies to make summary accreditation/oversight reports (with personal and commercially sensitive information removed) available?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (on request) (70 points)
        • Yes publicly (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner ensure that the accreditation or oversight assessment includes an on-site assessment of the CAB?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • 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: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
  • Claims & Traceability
    Claims and labelling policy and chain of custody
    44/100
    • Traceability
      14/100
      • Does the scheme owner have a documented Chain of Custody standard or other traceability requirements?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes available on request (70 points)
        • Yes publicly available (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • In terms of the level of traceability, which is the least strict CoC model that the scheme allows?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        Possible answers
        • Segregation (100 points)
        • Mass Balance (70 points)
        • Certificate Trading (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Are there any CoC requirements for non-certified material, in case mixing of certified with uncertified inputs is allowed?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • 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: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Are companies required to keep CoC records for at least the term of certificate validity?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme have a traceability system that enables checking of product flow between links of the supply chain?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
    • Claims & Labelling
      64/100
      • 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:

        Chapter 9 - Claim Label and Logo. Accessed via: //old.wfto.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1906&Itemid=378

      • 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:

        'It signifies not only that the practices across the supply chain are checked against the WFTO Fair Trade Standard, but it also represents support to the battle against poverty and inequality. Products carrying the WFTO Label are made and traded by Guaranteed Fair Trade Organisations dedicated to the sustainable Fair Trade economy. Every purchase of products with the WFTO Label supports small producers and their communities.' Source: //wfto.com/standard-and-guarantee-system/our-product-label

      • 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: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Are claims and label users required to use unique license numbers or other tracking mechanisms?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner require surveillance of the accurate use of claims and labels in the market, including a complaints mechanism to report misuse?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme require different claims depending on the percentage of certified / verified content in a product?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • What is the minimum percentage of a certified / verified input in a single ingredient product for a claim to be allowed for that product?
        Answer: 95-100%
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • 0-49% (25 points)
        • 50-74% (50 points)
        • 75-94% (80 points)
        • 95-100% (100 points)
        • Not specified (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • What is the minimum percentage of certified / verified material in a composite product for a claim to be allowed for that product?
        Answer: 75-100%
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • 0-20% (25 points)
        • 21-50% (50 points)
        • 51-74% (80 points)
        • 75-100% (100 points)
        • Not specified (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Is the label accompanied by an explanatory text claim or a link to further information?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        The words 'World Fair Trade Organisation' are surrounding the graphic label, and there is a sentence in addition ' (…) Guaranteed Fair Trade' Chapter 9 - Claim Label and Logo (9.2.2 Label Versions and graphical rules). Accessed via: //old.wfto.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1906&Itemid=378

      • 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:

        The full procedure is descrbed in Chapter 8.2 - Management of Guarantee System. Accessible via: //old.wfto.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1906&Itemid=378


En­vir­on­ment 5%

  • 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
    0/100
    • Chemical Use
      0/100
      • 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)
      • Does the standard include criteria on chemicals listed on the REACH Candidate List as substances of very high concern?
        Answer: No Data
        Score: None/100
        Possible answers
        • Restrict use (50 points)
        • Prohibit use (100 points)
      • Does the standard include criteria on the use of biocides in the finishing process?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Restrict use (50 points)
        • Prohibit use (100 points)
      • Does the standard include criteria on the use of formaldehyde?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Restrict use (50 points)
        • Prohibit use (100 points)
      • Does the standard include criteria on the use of nanomaterials?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Restrict use (50 points)
        • Prohibit use (100 points)
      • 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: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on H statements H400, H410, H411?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        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)
      • Does the standard include criteria on H statements H300, H310, H330, H340, H341, H350, H351, H360, H361, H370, H371?
        Answer: No Data
        Score: None/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)
      • Does the standard include criteria on testing the final product regarding residues of chemicals?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        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)
    • Handling of Hazardous Substances
      0/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on storage and labelling of chemicals?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on selective and targeted application of chemicals?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on training on chemicals handling and exposure?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • 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
    2/100
    • Water Use
      0/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on water consumption in the production phase?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Monitor volumes of water consumption over time (50 points)
        • Monitor water volumes & increase efficiency (100 points)
    • Wastewater
      3/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on wastewater quality and wastewater treatment?
        Answer: Monitor wastewater quality over time
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 19/100
        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:

        '''The FTO understands and strives to minimise negative environmental impacts of production of FT products with regard to water conservation'' ''FTOs educate producers and employees about best production practices with regard to minimising energy consumption and emissions into water'''

        Referenzdokumente:

        Chapter 6 - Fair Trade Standard (page 18)

      • 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)
      • 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)
      • 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: Use of recycled material in packaging
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 8/100
        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)

        Excerpt from standard:

        'FTOs use recycled or easily biodegradable materials for packaging as far as possible, and goods are dispatched by sea wherever possible.'

        Referenzdokumente:

        Chapter 6 - Fair Trade Standards (page 18)

  • 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
    38/100
    • Energy Consumption
      38/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on energy consumption in the production phase?
        Answer: Monitor energy consumption over time
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 38/100
        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:

        '''The FTO understands and strives to minimise negative environmental impacts of production of FT products with regard to (…) energy usage'' ''FTOs educate producers and employees about best production practices with regard to minimising energy consumption'''

        Referenzdokumente:

        Chapter 6 - Fair Trade Standard (page 18)

  • Waste & Air Pollution
    Reduction and management of waste and air pollutants
    8/100
    • Waste Production
      15/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on volumes of waste?
        Answer: Monitor volumes of waste over time
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 38/100
        Possible answers
        • Monitor volumes of waste over time (50 points)
        • Reduce volumes of waste (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        « The FTO understands and strives to minimise negative environmental impacts of production of FT products with regard to (…) waste » « The FTO educates consumers, suppliers and producers about meaningful steps to lessen their environment footprint, especially (…) disposal of their products »

      • Does the standard include criteria on re-using or recycling waste on-site?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        They seek to minimize the impact of their waste stream on the environment

        Referenzdokumente:

        Standard 10, p.29

      • Does the standard include criteria on toxicity of waste?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Document toxic waste (25 points)
        • Reduce and/or treat toxic waste (100 points)
    • Waste Management
      0/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on waste management in the production phase?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on waste segregation?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on safe disposal of hazardous waste?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • 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
      8/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on air pollution?
        Answer: Monitor emissions over time
        Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
        Score: 38/100
        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:

        « The FTO understands and strives to minimise negative environmental impacts of production of FT products with regard to (…) emissions into air »

        Referenzdokumente:

        Chapter 6 - Fair Trade Standards (page 18)

      • For which production phase does the standard include criteria on air pollution?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • For some production steps (50 points)
        • For all production steps (100 points)
  • Environmental Management
    Sound environmental management practices
    30/100
    • Environmental Management
      30/100
      • Does the standard include a general criterion on compliance with all relevant local, regional and national environmental laws and regulations?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        'The organisation complies with relevant key local and national rules and regulations on environmental aspects that concern their activities.'

        Referenzdokumente:

        Chapter 6 - Fair Trade Standards (page 18)

      • Does the standard include criteria to ensure that relevant and up-to-date permits are held (such as water use rights or land use titles)?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on assessing the environmental risks and impacts of production/operations prior to any significant intensification or expansion of business operations/cultivation and infrastructure?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on mitigating negative environmental impacts prior to production/operation?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on stakeholder engagement to achieve environmental targets?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Maintain stakeholder lists (25 points)
        • Inform appropriate stakeholders on environmental targets (50 points)
        • Consult appropriate stakeholders to achieve environmental targets (100 points)

So­cio-E­co­nom­ic 64%

  • 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
    73/100
    • Basic Labour Rights
      85/100
      • Child Labour
        93/100
        • 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:

          The organisation adheres to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and national/ local law on the employment of children.

          Referenzdokumente:

          WFTO Guarantee System, Chapter 6.5

        • 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:

          The member does not employ children and complies with relevant national law with regard to child labour and young workers.

          Referenzdokumente:

          5.1

        • Does the standard require that assistance be provided to replaced child workers?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
        • Does the standard require verification and documentation of age of (young) workers?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          The organisation has a system to verify the age of their employees and directly employed producers.

          Referenzdokumente:

          http://wfto.com/sites/default/files/Ch-6-WFTO-Fair-Trade-Standard-draft-3.6-feb-14.pdf

        • Does the standard include criteria on special treatment of young workers?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
          Score: 75/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          If young workers (minimum working age of 17 years) are employed, the organisation shall ensure that their working conditions conform to applicable national regulations, in particular that they do not work more than 8 hours per day, do not work at night, are not involved in heavy labour or working with chemicals and that their work does not prohibit schooling if relevant.

          Referenzdokumente:

          5.4

      • Wages and Benefits
        64/100
        • 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:

          '''The organisation is committed to provide living wages for its employees and directly employed producers by adjusting wages according to changes in the cost of living (e.g. inflation) and providing training to optimise productivity.'' ''The FTO strives to understand the production costs and cost of living within the local context of its production, and progresses toward a sustainable livelihood for producers.'' (Mandatory)'

          Referenzdokumente:

          Chapter 6 - WFTO Standards (page 10)

        • Does the standard require paying legal minimum wages and social benefits?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
          Score: 75/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          '''The member ensures that the wage paid to its employees and any directly employed producers equals or exceeds national/local minimum wages, or market rates if these are higher.'' (Mandatory after 2 years)'

          Referenzdokumente:

          Chapter 6 - WFTO Standards (page 10)

        • Does the standard require compensating overtime?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
          Score: 75/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          The organisation has a system of recording and managing working hours of its employees and directly employed producers, especially overtime. It meets national legislation with regard to working hours, overtime remuneration, statutory holidays and annual leave.

          Referenzdokumente:

          Chapter 6 - WFTO Standards (page 14)

        • Does the standard require paid leave?
          Answer: one out of 3 (casual/ sick/ annual)
          Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
          Score: 38/100
          Possible answers
          • one out of 3 (casual/ sick/ annual) (50 points)
          • two out of three (75 points)
          • all (100 points)

          Excerpt from standard:

          '''The member provides its employees and directly employed producers with all legally required social benefits (e.g. retirement funds, sickness leave, basic social security).'''

          Referenzdokumente:

          Chapter 6 - WFTO Standards (page 15)

        • Does the standard require wages being paid in a timely, regular and convenient manner understood by all employees?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
          • yes, some (70 points)
          • yes, all (100 points)

          Excerpt from standard:

          The Producer FTO strives to pay producers prices that provide a sustainable livelihood. […]Ensuring that at least minimum wage level is met. The member ensures that the wage paid to its employees and any directly employed producers equals or exceeds national/local minimum wages, or market rates if these are higher.

          Referenzdokumente:

          4.4, footnote 8, 4.7

      • Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
        98/100
        • 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:

          The organisation respects the right of all employees to form and join trade unions of their choice and to bargain collectively.

          Referenzdokumente:

          6 & 6.2

        • 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:

          The organisation respects the right of all employees to form and join trade unions of their choice and to bargain collectively.

          Referenzdokumente:

          6 & 6.2

        • Does the standard include criteria on the formation of workers representations where freedom of association is restricted by law?
          Answer: promote
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • allow (90 points)
          • promote (100 points)

          Excerpt from standard:

          Where the right to join trade unions and bargain collectively is restricted by law and/or political environment, the FTO will enable means of independent and free association and bargaining for employees.

          Referenzdokumente:

          WFTO Guarantee System, Chapter 6.6 & 6.6.2

        • Does the standard include criteria on worker grievance mechanisms?
          Answer: +monitor, follow up on and inform about outcome of grievances
          Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
          Score: 75/100
          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:

          '''The member actively supports and encourages its employees and directly employed producers to organise, meet and discuss problems both with each other and with management.'''

          Referenzdokumente:

          WFTO Guarantee System, Chapter 6.6.3

      • Answer:
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Voluntary Labour
        100/100
        • 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:

          The organisation ensures that there is no forced labour in its workforce and/ or members or home workers. Organisations who buy Fair Trade products from producer groups either directly or through intermediaries ensure that no forced labour is used in production of their purchases.

          Referenzdokumente:

          5

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

          Excerpt from standard:

          The organisation shall ensure that it does not restrict employees and directly employed producers’ freedom of movement or employment

          Referenzdokumente:

          WFTO Guarantee System; 6.5.7 (page 11)

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

          Excerpt from standard:

          The organisation shall not withhold payments or any legal documents from its employees and directly employed producers.

          Referenzdokumente:

          5.6, see also footnote 10

      • Gender
        76/100
        • 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:

          In its employment practices the organisation does not practice any discrimination in hiring, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on race, caste, national origin, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, union membership, political affiliation, HIV/Aids status or age, unless it is part of its mission to favour particular disadvantaged groups.

          Referenzdokumente:

          Commitment to Non Discrimination, Gender Equity and Freedom of Association

        • Does the standard address the payment of equal wages as defined in ILO 100?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
          Score: 75/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          Where women are employed within the organisation, even in an informal employment situation, they receive equal pay for equal work.

          Referenzdokumente:

          6 & 6.6

        • 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:

          The member respects all legal requirements regarding pregnant and breast-feeding women and takes into account their special health and safety needs.

          Referenzdokumente:

          6 & 6.5

      • Non-Discrimination
        100/100
        • 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:

          The organisation does not discriminate in hiring, remuneration, access to training, promotion, [etc.]

          Referenzdokumente:

          6 & 6.1

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

          Excerpt from standard:

          '''The organisation does not discriminate in hiring, remuneration, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on race, caste, national origin, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, union membership, political affiliation, HIV/Aids status or age.'''

          Referenzdokumente:

          Chapter 6 - WFTO Standards (page 13)

      • Working Hours
        75/100
        • Does the standard include criteria on working hours, as defined in ILO Convention 1?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
          Score: 75/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          'The organisation has a system of recording and managing working hours of its employees and directly employed producers, especially overtime. It meets national legislation with regard to working hours overtime remuneration, statutory holidays and annual leave.'

          Referenzdokumente:

          Chapter 6 - Fair Trade Standard (p.13 - 14)

      • Scope of Labour Rights
        90/100
        • 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:

          The term Employee is defined as 'All employees (workers, seasonal workers etc.) working for a member. They can be contracted or seasonal/casual workers.

          Referenzdokumente:

          WFTO Guarantee System Handbook; Ch. 6.1 Introduction, structure, applicability and definitions

        • 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:

          The term Employee is defined as 'All employees (workers, seasonal workers etc.) working for a member. They can be contracted or seasonal/casual workers.

          Referenzdokumente:

          WFTO Guarantee System Handbook; Ch. 6.1 Introduction, structure, applicability and definitions

        • Does the standard include criteria on the establishment of labour contracts compliant with national legal requirements?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
          Score: 75/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          « The organisation (…) meets national legislation with regard to working hours, overtime remuneration, statutory holidays and annual leave. » (p.14) « The member provides its employees and directly employed producers with all legally required social benefits (e.g.retirement funds,sickness leave,basic social security). » (p.15)

          Referenzdokumente:

          Chapter 6 - Fair Trade standards (p.14 p.15)

      • Labour Rights Management
        0/100
        • Does the standard include requirements on setting up policies or procedures to manage basic labour rights in the workplace?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
    • Answer:
      Score: 0/100
      Possible answers
    • Answer:
      Score: 0/100
      Possible answers
    • Health and Safety
      45/100
      • Workers Health
        68/100
        • Does the standard include criteria on occupational health and safety, as defined in ILO 155?
          Answer: full compliance with ILO 155
          Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
          Score: 75/100
          Possible answers
          • partial compliance with ILO 155 (70 points)
          • full compliance with ILO 155 (100 points)

          Excerpt from standard:

          The organisation provides a safe and healthy working environment for employees and/ or members. It complies, at a minimum, with national and local laws and ILO conventions on health and safety.

          Referenzdokumente:

          7

        • Does the standard include requirements on workplace conditions?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
          • yes, some (50 points)
          • yes, all (100 points)
        • Does the standard require policies and procedures to manage health and safety in the workplace?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
          Score: 75/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          '''The member conducts a basic assessment of health and safety conditions and demonstrates awareness of the main risk areas.'' ''Accidents or work related health problems of employees and directly employed producers are recorded and analysed with appropriate corrective action to prevent similar cases in the future.'' '

      • Access to Medical Services
        42/100
        • Does the standard include criteria on the access to basic medical services for workers?
          Answer: only treatment of acute work-related accidents / illness
          Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
          Score: 53/100
          Possible answers
          • only treatment of acute work-related accidents / illness (70 points)
          • work-related accidents plus preventative care (100 points)

          Excerpt from standard:

          'Within its possibilities, the organisation strives to provide additional social security and benefits to its employees and directly employed producers, above what is required by national regulations, in particular:  health insurance/medical support The organisation provides safe working conditions and addresses conditions to prevent risks of serious accidents or health problems for all employees and directly employed producers, including: first aid provision (first aid kits, trained first aider)'

          Referenzdokumente:

          WFTO Guarantee System; Chapter 6.7.8

        • Does the standard require compensation payments/ covering of costs in case of work related accidents and injuries?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
          • partial coverage of costs (50 points)
          • full coverage of costs (90 points)
          • compensation (100 points)
      • Sanitation
        75/100
        • Does the standard require that workers have access to safe drinking water?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
          Score: 75/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          … provides safe working conditions and addresses conditions to prevent risks of serious accidents or health problems for all employees and directly employed producers, including [a.o.] safe drinking water

          Referenzdokumente:

          7.4

        • Does the standard require access to clean and improved sanitation facilities?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
          Score: 75/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          All workers should have access to clean washrooms, and clean drinking water, and if workers are provided with dormitory accommodation, it should be clean and safe.

      • Building and Fire Safety
        23/100
        • Does the standard include criteria on building safety?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
        • Does the standard cover fire-preparedness?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
          Score: 75/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          … safe working conditions and addresses conditions to prevent risks of serious accidents or health problems for all employees and directly employed producers, including: fire hazards [a.o.].

          Referenzdokumente:

          7.4

        • Does the standard include criteria on evacuation safety?
          Answer: No Data
          Score: None/100
          Possible answers
      • Prohibition of Harassment and Abuse (manufacturing stage)
        0/100
        • Does the standard prohibit harassment or abuse of workers?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
  • Business Practice and Ethical Issues
    Legality and ethics in business practice
    49/100
    • Economic Development and Fair Business Practice
      61/100
      • Economic Sustainability
        85/100
        • 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:

          The organisation develops the skills and capabilities of its own employees or members. […]The member develops a plan and budget for capacity building of producers and employees according to their needs and the needs of the organisation.

          Referenzdokumente:

          8 & 8.1

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

          Excerpt from standard:

          The organisation has a mission and/or policy documents expressing its organisational commitment to improve social and economic conditions of marginalised producers and suppliers. Such documents are made publicly available to interested parties.

          Referenzdokumente:

          1.1

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

          Excerpt from standard:

          Many principles are under the 'continuous improvement' scheme, meaning that « the member organisation is expected to improve its performance against these criteria as long as it remains a member of WFTO.The progress will be monitored and lack of progress may constitute non conformity. » (p. 2)

          Referenzdokumente:

          All along Chapter 6 - Fair Trade Standards

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

          Excerpt from standard:

          The organisation seeks to increase positive developmental impacts for small, marginalised producers through Fair Trade. The organisation develops the skills and capabilities of its own employees or members. Organisations working directly with small producers develop specific activities to help these producers improve their management skills, production capabilities and access to markets

          Referenzdokumente:

          8

      • Legality
        40/100
        • 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: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          'All applicant organisations must already be duly registered (as a legal entity) and active for at least 2 years'

          Referenzdokumente:

          WFTO Wenste / Home / Our Members / Who can apply

      • Responsible Sourcing Practices
        78/100
        • Does the standard include criteria on price premiums?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
          Score: 75/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          The FTO has a mechanism to set the FT product price, based on transparent and verifiable costs and profit margins, taking into consideration the prevailing market prices and other Fair Trade minimum prices, if they exist.The FTO ensures that FT partners and/or FT producers mutually agree the process in which prices are set, through dialogue and participation.

          Referenzdokumente:

          WFTO Guarantee System; 6.4 (page 9)

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

          Excerpt from standard:

          Supplier monitoring is a compliance criteria of the standard. “A marketing FTO operates an internal management system to ensure that all its suppliers of FT products adhere to the core Fair Trade Principles. This includes responsible selection of suppliers » (page 19). The core Fair Trade Principles describes the same rights and benefits for workers as the standard

        • Does the standard include criteria on reducing time pressure for suppliers?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
          Score: 75/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          « The FTO discusses working hours with its employees and directly employed producers and optimises processes and lead times to avoid excessive workload during peaktimes of production, in collaboration with FT partners. »

    • Corruption and Bribery
      0/100
      • 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: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • 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
    35/100
    • Social and Cultural Rights
      35/100
      • Local Economic Development
        11/100
        • Does the standard include criteria relating to a preference to purchase local materials, goods, products and services?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Transition Period
          Score: 75/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          « Where possible,efforts are made to use traditional local skills, materials and products. Respect for the value of cultural identity, local materials and skills is encouraged. » (p. 8)

          Referenzdokumente:

          Chapter 6 - Fair Trade Standards (p. 8)

        • 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
        70/100
        • Does the standard include criteria on dispute resolution mechanisms for affected communities?
          Answer: +compensation mechanism
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • grievance mechanism (75 points)
          • +compensation mechanism (100 points)

          Referenzdokumente:

          Chapter 8.2 Management of Guarantee System

        • 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)