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Fair Trade

Ecocert auditing and vouching for Fair Trade operators

Ecocert provides audit and certification services for fair trade products in compliance with the "ESR - Equitable, Solidaire, Responsable-*" standard.

The first version of the ESR standard was issued in 2007 in close cooperation with representative parties of the fair trade industry. At the time, the scope was focused on traditional South/North Fair Trade.

In 2013, the ESR standard has been revised to include the provision of services for North/North Fair Trade.

(*) Fair Trade, Solidarity, Responsibility

Fair Trade and Organic Farming

The concepts of Fair Trade and organic farming are strongly connected in the consumer's mind. According to the IFOAM, one of the underlying principles of organic farming is fairness although it seems to have been left out of the main organic regulations (CE, NOP, JAS, etc.). The ESR standard brings out the synergy of the organic and fair trade requirements. The organic or ecological product certification is a pre-requisite for Fair Trade certification. Craft supplies must originate from responsible supply chain.

Only NORTH COUNTRIES

A universal vision of Fair Trade

The Fair Trade reference is traditionally associated with small producers based in developing "South" countries and exporting to the "North". The development of North/North Fair Trade is equally relevant: promoting the sustainability of local agriculture and relationships between growers/producers and processors, whilst meeting the growing demand in Fair Trade of consumers especially in Europe and North America. Hence the scope of the ESR standard has now been extended to include Fair Trade products from North-based developed countries.

ECOCERT working actively towards promoting Fair Trade
  • At European level, Ecocert is a partner of the GeoFairTrade project.
  • Internationally, Ecocert regularly takes part in professional or general public events on the prospects and stakes of the Fair Trade industry, such as: Biofach, Sustainable Foods Summit, Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, Premiére Vision, etc.
  • Ecocert has also initiated the trend of converging standards between European organic & fair trade programs.

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Registered office:
Ecocert India Pvt. Ltd.
1st Floor, Vatika Business Park, Block-2, Sector-49,
Sohna Road, Gurgaon 122018, Haryana, India
CIN: U74999HR2008FTC054001

Ecocert India Pvt. Ltd.
Bungalow No 21A, Shrirang City,
Behind Ryan Internation School Itkheda, Paithan Road
Aurangabad 431 005. Maharashtra, India

Landline numbers: 0124-6999984

Email: office.india@ecocert.com

Website: www.ecocert.in, www.ecocert.com

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