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:
Currently, we work with eight certifiers from 4 different continents:
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.
September 9, 2014 – FairTSA, an innovative global Fair Trade standard holder, announces completion of an accreditation agreement with Control Union b.v. of Zwolle, the Netherlands. Control Union is one of the top organic certifiers with a wide network of certified operations and a vast array of certified products.