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Label STEP

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The fair trade label STEP is awarded to handmade carpet dealers who commit to fair trade standards, including ensuring fair conditions of production; paying fair prices to ensure fair wages; fighting abusive child labour; promoting ecologically viable production methods; and authorizing independent verification.

The label is not applied to individual products but to import companies and retailers. All handmade carpets offered by STEP licensees are subject to fair trade regulations.

Learn more: Label STEP websiteExternal Site

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

Conformity with Label STEP's standard is verified by our own organization (second party).

Certification / registration required

Applicants register for the ecolabel in order to use the label (but certification is not required)

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

Max Havelaar Foundation (Switzerland)

Member of

FLO

Type

Non-profit

Also manages

None.


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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. 1995

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Textiles


Where this ecolabel is found
Austria Canada France Germany Switzerland United Kingdom



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Last updated: 20 January 2012