Fair Trade Certified™ products provide the rigorous social and environmental guarantees that many retailers and buyers are now demanding. Fair Trade empowers consumers to support farmers, farm workers, and fishers and to have a positive impact on farm and fishing communities through their everyday purchases.
SCS offers Fair Trade USA certification services worldwide for agricultural and seafood producers and products covered by Fair Trade USA standards, including: seafood, coffee, tea, herbs, cocoa, fresh fruit and vegetables, sugar, beans and grains, flowers, nuts, oils and butters, honey and spices, and certified ingredients used in ready-to-drink beverages. This list of products continues to expand.
Agricultural Production Standard (APS)
Producers certified under the Fair Trade USA Agricultural Production Standard demonstrate compliance with requirements in the following areas:
Capture Fisheries Standard (CFS)
Fisheries certified under the Fair Trade USA Capture Fisheries Standard demonstrate compliance with requirements in the following areas:
Benefits of Certification
In addition to auditing farms, estates, smallholders, fisheries and traders for conformance to Fair Trade USA standards, SCS Global Services offers a wide range of complementary certification services. Let us know if you are interested in having us expand the scope of your audit to include a GFSI, GAP or GMP food safety audit, certify conformance with the National Organic Program requirements, evaluate your flavor management system, confirm antioxidant levels in your products, or certify that your harvested crops are pesticide residue free.