• 143,000

producers and workers benefit from the 'Fair for Life' program

50

Countries involved

  • 14.5

million euros development fund, invested thanks to the 'Fair for Life' program

The key practices of Fair Trade

Decent and safe working conditions throughout the supply chain

A fair purchase price superior to the market price, as well as a guaranteed minimum price

Environmentally friendly agricultural practices

Empowerment and autonomy of producers

Ecocert, supporting a fairer Trade

Consistent with Ecocert’s founding principles and history as a pioneer in organic farming certifications, Ecocert chose to go further by integrating the social and economic dimensions into its certification services. Fair For Life was thus created in 2006, a rigorous and reputed certification program through which Ecocert has become a key player in the international Fair Trade scene over the past 15 years.

A Fair Trade Expert to assist you anywhere in the world

You are a producer, co-operative, processor, importer and/or exporter, brand or distributor?

You would like to engage in Fair Trade?

Our consulting, training and certification activities in fair trade are internationally recognised by industry professionals.

Our Fair For Life program is applicable to all operations in your sectors, from production to distribution. Fair For Life combines rigorous social, economic and environmental norms.

The Ecocert trademark benefits from the international recognition by professionals, built upon the high standards and quality of its services.

We provide certification services of your products according to other standards of Fair Trade.

You can also supplement your responsible strategies by having your sustainable practices certified, such as organic farming or CSR.

Our certifications: assurance for your commitments

Are you looking for a Fair Trade certification?

Our training program: sharing our expertise

Find out more about our training programs on Fair Trade

Fair Trade North-South: the FAIR FOR LIFE standard

Depending on your availability

Virtual classroom or e-learning

6h

Fair Trade North-North: from partnership with farmers to a FAIR FOR LIFE Labelling

Depending on your availability

Virtual classroom or e-learning

6h

The Fair Trade fundamentals

Depending on your availability

Virtual classroom or e-learning

1h30

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Our consultancy, our know-how for your projects

We assist you in developing tailor-made solutions that match your goals and values. Find here our references on Fair Trade

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Agri-food cooperative
Diagnosis prior to Fair For Life labelling
DISCOVER ECOCERT ACCOMPANIMENT
  • Technical diagnosis within a cooperative with strong local involvement and committed to sustainable production
  • Analysis of practices within the cooperative, interviews and field visits to evaluate strengths and areas for improvement of the functioning of the cooperative
  • Training of the various departments (Production, Quality Assurance, Marketing) on the Fair For Life label
  • Synthesis report including the advice of fair trade experts.

outcome

Launch of products with the Fair For Life label
International cosmetics group
Assistance in monitoring a sustainability programme
DISCOVER ECOCERT ACCOMPANIMENT
  • Guiding the group to achieve the objectives of its sustainability programme
  • Analysis of raw material production chains and definition of the best strategy for evaluating and monitoring social and environmental performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Support the implementation of multi-party contracts to ensure the commitment of all sector players towards a sustainable production and value distribution method.

outcome

39 performance indicators evaluated each year, assistance with the signing of 10 multi-party contracts
International cosmetics group
Creation of a third-party Evaluation tool
DISCOVER ECOCERT ACCOMPANIMENT
  • Analysis of strengths and weaknesses of the responsible sourcing programme for cosmetic raw materials and textile accessories
  • Development of an environmental and social assessment grid for the production chains of these raw materials and accessories
  • Carrying out assessments in 24 countries
  • Reporting and proposing action plans to further develop the production chains and improve impact.

outcome

32 production chains periodically evaluated since 2009
International NGO
Assistance in the promotion strategy of agricultural products
DISCOVER ECOCERT ACCOMPANIMENT
  • Strategic analysis of the promotion scenarios for two processed agricultural products from Burkina Faso: cashew nuts and dried mango
  • Interviews with sector players and local authorities
  • Cost-benefit comparative analysis of possible quality signs: organic, geographical indications, fair trade, etc.

outcome

Preparation of an action and budget plan for each promotion scenario
Find more references

Find out more on Ecocert services

Organic farming

 
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Corporate Societal Responsibility

 
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