Fairtrade and Social Quality Assurance Systems

As an expert in the field of fairtrade and social quality assurance, IMO has worked for example in the following projects in the past years:

  • Development of the Fair For Life Social & FairTrade Certification Programme in cooperation with the Swiss Bio-Foundation. (2006)
  • Development of a joint core harmonized quality system for FLO and IFAT (today: WFTO) with core basic faitrade standards, a harmonized quality assurance system and certain common quality management principles. (2005)
  • Expert for external verification of the Ghana monitoring system for child labour in the cocoa chain, initiated by the International Cocoa Industry and in cooperation with institutions like ILO, the International Union of Agriculture Workers and others. (2005)
  • Development of the new FLO standards for Fairtrade cotton and Fairtrade cotton textiles. The first textiles ("made with fairtrade cotton) were being marketed with the Max Havelaar/Transfair/Fairtrade seal based on this standard. (2003)
  • Verification of the control system of the "Hand in Hand" Fairtrade Scheme of Rapunzel. (since 2003)
  • Development of a control system for LINK (fair textiles label). (2000)
  • Various presentations at conferences etc.
 

Since many years IMO is known as think tank for the fairtrade sector.

 
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