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FLOCERT is a leading global certification body, providing sole certification to Fairtrade and offering verification services for social, trade and environmental standards as well as private codes of conduct.
Founded in 2003, FLOCERT remains mission-driven and dedicated to working with all types of organizations, from small producers to internationally recognized brands, in order to promote fairness in global trade. Our accreditation as a “Social Enterprise” demonstrates our commitment to social business values.
With four international offices conducting business in over 120 countries, FLOCERT specializes in offering global reach with local expertise. For more information, visit us at www.flocert.net
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Social Impact Statements
The Social Enterprise Mark criteria includes a requirement that the applicant can demonstrate that social and/or environmental objectives are being achieved.
In support of this, new applicants and renewing Mark holders must submit Social Impact Statements that summarise their headline activities and achievements, helping show how they are striving to make a difference and stand up to scrutiny of purpose as a social enterprise.
Updated October 2016
1) Examples of key activities
Certifying gender equality at work
Building on our social accreditation as a certifier for EDGE (Economic Dividends for Gender Equality) we began building our portfolio in 2015 – conducting over 30 audits for large companies all over the world.
Innovative concepts for Private Codes and Programmes
Brands and organisations are increasingly adding sustainability to their corporate strategies and often want to include their own programs for verifying their sustainability goals, in addition to Fairtrade.
In 2015 FLOCERT demonstrated to be capable of providing customised services for Private Codes, e.g. we verify the supply chain of the Cocoa Life program for Mondelēz International, the world’s largest chocolate company. Cocoa Life invests $400 million into sustainable cocoa production, reaching more than 200,000 farmers across 6 countries. Mondelēz created their own Code of Conduct for the program and in 2015 we partnered with them to help measure progress towards their goals. We used a customised system to report the amount of sustainably grown and traded cocoa, and to verify premium payments made to farmers.
New technologies (new tools to collect and monitor data) allow our partners see the impact that Fairtrade is having. Using new technologies also make supply chains more transparent, helping brands meet and demonstrate their business and social responsibility goals.
2) Measures of activity
In 2015 we worked with 3,500 organizations representing 1.5 million farmers and workers and carried out 2,411 audits. We certified products worth more than €5.9 billion and returned 100% of our net income to Fairtrade International as a dividend.
3) Impact of activities