About the Seal
Fair Trade Program IBD applies to any kind of agriculture and animal production.
Fair Trade certification applies to businesses, family enterprises and producer groups that are aimed to stimulate an internal process of economic, human, social and environmental development fostered by commercial relations based on the principles of Fair Trade. From an initial diagnosis that characterizes the environmental reality of the organization, the organization identifies and prioritizes the key environmental and social demands that interfere negatively in this reality and from then on, Action Plans aimed at continuous improvement in the social and environmental aspects (of Living and Working Conditions, Environmental Conservation and Recovery) are outlined.
The certification projects are audited based on the following criteria:
- Critical: related to some international conventions and agreements;
- Minimum: related to the country's legislation;
- Progress: related to the promotion of local development
All In addition to those already provided for in national laws.
For family enterprises there are especial conditions that make certification viable with quality standard maintanence.
Being Fair Trade Ecosocial certified means fostering local social and environmental development and fair trade in practice.
Recently IBD and QAI (Quality Assurance International) US issued statement on Fair Trade directed to work together for this program. Please click below to enter.
QAI - IBD Fair Trade Ecosocial Cooperation
Please also click below to download the most recent brochre.
Brochure - IBD Fair Trade Ecosocial Cooperation
Step by Step
- Step by Step to certification (Portuguese)
- Step by Step to certification (English)
The Fair Trade standard has as its theoretical basis the OIT Conventions, diverse international
protocols such as Agenda 21, the Global Pact Program and Millennium Goals, as well as
standards such as SA 8000, ISO 14.000 and BS 8800. IBD is certified under international rules
for standardization within ISO 17065, guaranteeing quality throughout the entire certification
Given this, the IBD Fair Trade certificate guarantees that the certified operation is engaged
in processes aimed at sustainable development, attending to the demands of attentive and aware
consumers, which are more and more numerous throughout the world today. It was through the
Fair Trade program that IBD ended its exclusive work in Brazil, and began certifying in nine
countries worldwide as to date.
Standards and Legislation
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