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 - ISO 65 accreditation, open for FairTSA audits, and conducting inspection and certification under our standard in a professional and timely manner. Setting up the program in this way ensures utmost sytem transparency and strict separation of standard setting and certification functions.
Sustainable Community Development is our passion: FairTSA ensures that the community development associated with its work is accountable and sustainable. To this end, the Alliance leverages certifiers' networks and qualified indigenous personnel and NGO's.
Training: We train FairTSA incpectors and certification personell on a regular basis, thereby ensuring a high professional level and the consistent application of our standard.