Fair Trade Labeling Organization

The Fair Trade Labeling Organization (FLO) prescribes "generic standards" that apply to all Fair Trade producers and trades as well as "product standards" that apply to specific products.

Companies trading Fair Trade products must:

  • Pay a price to producers that aims to cover the costs of sustainable production: the Fairtrade Minimum Price.
  • Pay an additional sum that producers can invest in development: the Fairtrade Premium.
  • Partially pay in advance, when producers ask for it.
  • Sign contracts that allow for long-term planning and sustainable production practices.

Detailed information about FLO's Generic Standards. Click Here

Product Standards

In addition to the generic trade standards above, companies which trade in particular products (e.g. bananas) must also comply with the Fairtrade standards for those products.

Detailed information about FLO's Product Standards. Click Here