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  • The decision for major products and standards are made by a multi-stakeholder committee: the standards committee. The SU presents the final proposals to the committee for decision making, if possible a consensus decision. Decisions for minor products have been delegated by the Standards Committee to the Standards Unit Director. Decisions of the SC are published on Fairtrade International website.

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  • Standards Unit Information Days – March 2012© Fairtrade 2012 Standards Unit
  • Content 2. Fairtrade standards: scope and concepts 3. How do we make it? 4. How are standards decided upon? 5. How do we cooperate? 6. How is our work relevant for producers?© Fairtrade 2012 Standards Unit 2
  • © Fairtrade 2012 Standards Unit 3
  • Producer and Trader standards • Small Producer Organizations • Hired Labour SituationsThe set ofFairtrade Standards • Contract Production (for India cotton and basmati rice and for Pakistan cotton and dried fruit) • Trade Product standards Additional specific requirements Prices and Premiums FT Minimum Price and Premium table / website© Fairtrade 2012 Standards Unit 4
  • Unique for Fairtrade is the focus on developing producers in the 3 dimensions of sustainability: • Social • EconomicFairtrade Standards • Environmentalgeneral concepts The development approach is conceptualized in the setting of: • Minimum / Core Requirements  Applicable from start and compliance with every single req. • Progress Requirements  New every 3 years • Development Requirements  Scoring system© Fairtrade 2012 Standards Unit 5
  • ISEAL Code of Good Practise • Standards and procedures: open, transparent, participatory and availableHow do we work to be • Justification of the standards: clearcredible and have rigorousresults? objectives and guidelines • Consultation of all interested parties • Review, at least, every 5 years© Fairtrade 2012 Standards Unit 6
  • The process:Development cycleand … decision Majormaking decisions: CHECK PLAN STANDARDS COMMITTEE (multi- stakeholder committee) DO © Fairtrade 2012 Standards Unit 7
  • MandateDecision making:The Standards • Decide on standardsCommittee • Decide on (major) pricing issues • Decide on complaints about standards‘ decisions • Decide on standard setting procedures, pricing procedures and methodologies • Develop Fairtrade principles and policies related to standards and recommend them to FLO Board © Fairtrade 2012 Standards Unit 8
  • Liaison OfficersHow do we working with producerscooperate to Auditingaddress needs and and certificationexpectations ofproducers? Communication Technical input Strategic view Market analysis for core products Producers views Market data and retail perspective© Fairtrade 2012 Standards Unit 9
  • • Elaborate tailor-made standards (Producer / Trader and Product standards) • Develop clear standards (guidance and use of plainHow do we help English)producers? • Translate in 3 main languages, plus cooperate for local translations • Provide training for multipliers (staff, auditors, liaison officers and members) • Elaborate explanatory documents and contribute to training documents • Develop / review standards on request© Fairtrade 2012 Standards Unit 10
  • • Allow producers to choose their own development pathMain change in2011: • Better meet producer realitiesThe • Contribute to a better cost benefit ratio for producersNew StandardsFramework (NSF) • Simplify usability and readabilityaimed to: • Make Fairtrade’s unique selling points more visible • Provide a basis for better cooperation with other standard systems© Fairtrade 2012 Standards Unit 11
  • • Review Hired Labour standardTargets 2012:Main activities • Review Trade standard • Review Food Composition RequirementsDetails see thepublic workplan • Strategic project: Cost benefit ratio for producers • Develop prototype standards for Producer Diversity participants • Review Cocoa Price and Premium • Develop Cotton Lint Price • Review Coffee Price (planning for 2013 review)© Fairtrade 2012 Standards Unit 12
  • Thank you for you attention! ¡Gracias por su atención! Merci pour votre attention! Any questions?© Fairtrade 2012 2010
  • © Fairtrade 2012 Standards Unit 14