What is social certification?
Social certification systems are based on standards for
fair and ethical trade. Fair trade aims a ensuring that small scale
producers and workers are given fair terms of trade and fair prices
or wages. Ethical trade aims at ensuring that basic labour rights
of suppliers' employees are respected. Examples of social
certification systems include those of the Fair Trade Labeling
Organization International (FLO) (www.fairtrade.net), International
Fair Trade Association (www.ifat.org), and of Social Accountability
International (SAI) (http://www.sa-intl.org).