The  Fair Trade Sustainability Alliance (FairTSA) is a non-profit organization specializing in fair trade and social responsibility standard development, ethical supply chain management and accountable, sustainable community development. We are the only Fair Trade standard holder with an "open" certification system, meaning that every certifier who is interested in working with our standard can do so, provided that they comply with our basic requirements:

  • Carrying ISO 65 accreditation and working under ISO 65 guidelines for FairTSA certification
  • Open to independent FairTSA audits for both certifiers and their clients certified under the FairTSA standard
  • Training of all inspectors and certification reviewers under the FairTSA training program
  • Incorporating FairTSA supplied documentation such as the FairTSA System Plan, Inspection Report and other documents in their certification process.
  • Setting up the program in this way ensures utmost system transparency and strict separation of standard setting and certification functions.