Rules to know
Use the Fairtrade Mark when a product has only one, physically traceable ingredient like bananas, coffee, avocadoes, etc…
Fairtrade Mark with an arrow
Use the Fairtrade Mark with an arrow on products with multiple ingredients like chocolate bars or granola. All the ingredients that are available under Fairtrade conditions have to be purchased under Fairtrade terms (e.g.: the cocoa, sugar, vanilla, etc.). This Mark with an arrow is also used on single-ingredient products that have been sourced using “mass balance.” This is possible only for cocoa, sugar, fruit juice and tea. The Fairtrade Mark must always be accompanied by the Fairtrade on-pack claim.
Fairtrade Sourced Ingredient (FSI) Mark
The Fairtrade Sourced Ingredient (FSI) Mark is used when a product has multiple ingredients and at least one of them is purchased on Fairtrade terms. 100% of the chosen Fairtrade ingredient in composite products, product ranges or categories must be sourced on Fairtrade terms in order to use the FSI Mark. For example, the cocoa in a chocolate bar may be Fairtrade certified while the sugar and vanilla are not. Therefore, this chocolate bar with use the FSI Mark for cocoa.
The FSI Mark must always be accompanied by the FSI on-pack claim.
Fairtrade Cotton Mark
is used when the product contains at least fifty percent of cotton and all of the cotton used in the product is Fairtrade certified and physically traceable.
Fairtrade Gold Mark
is used when the total of gold content is Fairtrade certified and physically traceable. The tab indicates that only the gold is Fairtrade certified, so it can be applied to jewelry with other elements like precious stone
Would you like to report a misuse of the Fairtrade Mark? Fairtrade’s approach relies on rigorous standards and responsiveness. For farmers, workers, consumers and businesses to continue to trust Fairtrade, we take allegations of misuse of our brand seriously. Learn how to report mark misuse.