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Read about recent FairTSA events in the Newsletter!

Press release: FairTSA Announces with Purcell International

Press release: FairTSA Announces Licensing Agreement with Kokonut Pacific

Press release: FairTSA Announces Licensing Agreement with Alpha Health

February 27, 2014

Back from a very successful Biofach in Nuremberg, Germany with new clients, new projects and renewed energy. One of the outcomes at BioFach is that we are discussing joining forces with two additional organic certifers to create an even stronger, more widely recognized Fair Trade program in the very near future. Next week it's onto Expo West - some of our team members will attend and network with current and existing clients.

August 9, 2013

Dr. Fuchshofen has been invited to head a panel on "Social Responsibility and Sustainability" at ANUGA, the world's biggest food and beverage trade show in Cologne, Germany, on October 8, 2013. Dr. Haccius, Head of Systainability at Alnatura, Europe's biggest exclusively organic food retailer, Prof. Dr. Detmers, Executive Board Member of the Mestemacher Group, Dr.Juerg von Niederhaeusern (invited, Head of Standards and Certification at Migros, one of the two top retailers in Switzerland,and Dr. Fuchshofen will discuss different concepts of social responsibility and sustainability and share their insights and experiences in the field.

June 25, 2013

We are in the process of carrying out our first joint project with IBD of Brazil. While IBD is not a full cooperating member, we expect to develop a mutually fruitful rewarding cooperation.

April 1, 2013

Indigenous ISO 65 and IOAS accredited certifier Biocert India with Managing Director Dr. Dilip Dhaker has joined our roster of cooperating certifiers. The first training for three of the staff mebers was conducted on June 19, 2013. Welcome Biocert India!


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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 sytem transparency and strict separation of standard setting and certification functions.

Currently, we work with eight certifiers from 4 different continents:

Furthermore, we are committed to fostering equivalency among Fair Trade programs. We are currently working on our first project with the EcoSocial standard of the Instituto Biodinamico (IBD) of Brazil, and we are open for discussions with all players that take Fair trade seriously.

Sustainable Community Development is our passion: FairTSA ensures that the community development associated with its work is accountable and sustainable. To this end, FairTSA has developed its own community development training program and leverages certifiers' networks, qualified indigenous personnel, and collaborating NGOs to support producer communities in their efforts to create decent living conditions while empowering them through the democratic process.

Click here to see a map of FairTSA Partners


Contact Information

FairTSA USA Office

P.O. Box 791

New Lebanon, NY 12125

Phone: +1 518-794-0286

Fax: +1 518-751-2200

Email: wfuchshofen@fairtsa.org



Leyberggasse 3
D-56746 Kempenich, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 170369 2291
Fax: +49 (0) 322 237 657 63
Email: fairtsa-europe@fairtsa.org

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