If you feel that the world of Fair Trade has its very own language – do not worry! With this glossary we would like to guide you through the specific technical terms used by FLOCERT, Fairtrade International and the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO).
Objective evidence (OE)
The term objective evidence describes any means of proving compliance with a (standard) requirement. At FLOCERT, objective evidence is requested from organizations in order to verify compliance during audits, or to prove fulfilment of corrective measures in the case of non-conformity.