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Max Havelaar

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The Max Havelaar Foundation awards a quality label to products that have been produced according to principles of fair trade. Through fair trade, it contributes to improving the living and working conditions of small farmers and agricultural workers in disadvantaged regions. The Max Havelaar Foundation is a member of the Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO) and complies with their international Fairtrade standards.

Learn more: Max Havelaar websiteExternal Site

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

Conformity with Max Havelaar's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party) following ISO / IEC Guide 65 Product Certification

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Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

Max Havelaar Foundation Switzerland

Member of

ISEAL

Type

Non-profit

Also manages

None.


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  • Social and environmental attributes
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Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

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  • Audit / surveillance requirements
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  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

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  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 1992

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Food Textiles


Where this ecolabel is found
Switzerland



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Last updated: 20 January 2012