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Fair for Life

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"Fair for life" is a brand neutral third party certification programme for social accountability and fair trade in agricultural, manufacturing and trading operations. The programme complements existing fair trade certification systems

Social accountability and fair trade have become important indicators to select business partners in a global market place. Existing systems unfortunately exclude many agricultural, manufacturing and trading operations worldwide that practice social responsibility and fair trade from independent verification and certification of their performance.

The Fair for Life Social & FairTrade Certification Programme offers operators of socially responsible projects a solution for objective inspection and certification by a highly qualified external verifier. It combines strict social and fair trade standards with adaptability to local conditions.

Socially responsible and fair trade operators also need to take care to protect the environment at and around their production or processing sites. For this reason, the ‘Fair for Life’ programme includes detailed environmental criteria.

Learn more: Fair for Life websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with Fair for Life's standard is verified by our own organization (second party) following ISO / IEC Guide 65 Product Certification

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Applicants are certified against the ecolabels’s criteria before using the label

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

IMO Group

Member of

Unknown

Type

For-profit

Also manages

IMO Certified


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Ecolabel details | What are the characteristics of the standard(s) related to this ecolabel?

  • Applicable life cycle and supply chain phases
  • Social and environmental attributes
  • Mutual recognition with other ecolabels
  • Standard details, including standard document, review frequency

Ecolabel development | How were the standards for this ecolabel developed?

  • Standard development and management process
  • Standard-setting norms followed for development of the ecolabel's standard
  • Type of standard-setting process, external stakeholders, and funding sources

Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

  • Requirements to achieve certification (i.e. chain of custody, site visits, metrics)
  • Audit / surveillance requirements
  • Duration of certification, time to achieve certification

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

Additional information | Including:

  • Compliance type (pass / fail / tiered)
  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 2006

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Cosmetics / Personal care Fish / Fisheries Food Forest products / Paper Textiles Tourism


Where this ecolabel is found
Virgin Islands, U.S.



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Last updated: 12 August 2014