CERTIFICATION IN INDIA

FAIRTRADE CERTIFICATION

What is Fairtrade Certification?

Fairtrade Certification is a product certification within the market-based movement fair trade. The most widely used fair trade certification is FLO International’s, the International Fairtrade Certification Mark, used in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. 

Fair Trade Certified Mark is the North American equivalent of the International Fairtrade Certification Mark. As of January 2011, there were over 1000 companies certified to the FLO International’s certification and a further 1000 or so certified to other ethical and fairtrade certification schemes around the world.

The Fairtrade International certification system covers a wide range of products, including banana, coffee, cocoa, cotton, cane sugar, flowers and plants, honey, dried fruit, fruit juices, herbs, spices, tea, nuts, and vegetables.

These commodities have different locations of production and the number of farmers and workers covered for production and distribution.

Benefits of Fairtrade Certification

Ensure Product Safety

Reputation

Access to new business

Improved efficiency

Customer satisfaction

Helps you stand out from your competitors

Who can be certified Fairtrade Certification?

Banana

Coffee

Cocoa

Cotton

Cane Sugar

Flowers and Plants

Honey

Dried Fruit

Vegetables

Document required for Fairtrade Certification

The extent of Documented Information differs as per:

Role of Shamkris and Process of Fairtrade Certification

Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to compliance product certification, A simple & practical method of product certification organization in timely compliance and fulfills the product certification requirement. Shamkris support 100% on documentation required to comply with product certification either by self-certification or notify body certification to depend on directives. 

The implementation process is described below:

Time Frame

Task

Process

Day 1

Scope defined
NoBo
Selection
Cost Estimates

Week 1

Developing Documents

Week 4

Implementing Product Management System

Week 8

Internal Audit
MRM
CAPA

Week 10

NoBo
Audit
N-C Closing

Week 12

Self Certification/NoBo

Year on Year

Yearly Compliance

FAQ

At Fairtrade, they are at the heart of everything we do. As a certification system that is 50% governed by producers, we are building a model of trade that ensures better prices, decent working conditions, no child labour, sound environmental practices, and strong business relationships.

When products are Fairtrade Certified it means that they were produced in accordance with Fairtrade International’s rigorous environmental, economic and social standards. This is independently verified through regular audits by an accredited third-party auditor, FLOCERT.

They include requirements around worker’s rights, fair labor practices, and responsible land management. These standards ensure that goods are made with care to people and planet.

When you see a product with the Fair Trade Certified seal, you can be sure it meets rigorous social, environmental, and economic standards. That means: Safe working conditionsEnvironmental protection.