Fair Trade certification program

The following products qualify for certification as per ESR standards

  • organic foodstuff
  • organic or natural cosmetics
  • organic or natural textiles
  • organic or natural  detergents and home perfumes
  • craft supplies

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Ecocert Fair Trade program

This certification program applies to Fair Trade products. The process implies the long-term business commitments of buyers to producers and annual audit of the key operators in the supply chain. The basic principles are:

  • Partnership with producers: to promoting local know-how and more self-sufficient producers and support rural industries
  • Ethics: ensuring decent working conditions, guaranteed minimum prices
  • Responsibility: protecting biodiversity, the environment, and developing organic farming
  • Accountability: enhancing consumer information and awareness on Fair Trade practices

For North-based developed countries (France, Germany, Canada, USA, Japan, etc.), the principles are similar to those underlying traditional fair trade processes, but specific requirements are added:

  • The existing local and support networks are taken into account (Common Agricultural Policy, national and regional Development Programs, etc.); therefore the implementation of a development fund is not required.
  • Geographical proximity between processors and producers is asked, in order to reduce product carbon footprint and promote the relocation of the agricultural operations nearby processing areas.

CONTACT
Fair Trade Service
Tel : +33 (0)5 62 07 34 24 - Fax : +33 (0)5 62 07 11 67
Mail : fairtrade@ecocert.com