Standards work in progress
New Fairtrade standards are set and existing standards are reviewed on a regular basis.* This process involves wide consultation with stakeholders.
In the Standards and Pricing Unit workplan you can find at a glance all ongoing and planned projects of the current year. More detailed information on specific projects is published below.
Click a project's name in the list to view the relevant information.
Ongoing Standards projects
*In an effort to ensure that we are addressing the products and supply chains most important to our producers, Fairtrade has developed 30+ standards. While we strive to review and revise our standards regularly, as needed, we are guided by our Fairtrade Strategy, demands from stakeholders and available resources to decide which review projects are undertaken every year. Given the resources available, we are not able to review all standards every five years. Fairtrade Standards and Pricing bi-annually prioritizes standards that are due for review and revision. According to the ISEAL Code of Good Practice for Setting Social and Environmental Standards, standards are to be reviewed regularly (at least every five years). If the review concludes that changes to the standard are required, then a standards revision is to be carried out. The scope of the ISEAL code does not apply to the development of the Fairtrade Minimum Prices and Premiums. The five year review best practice is also reflected in our own Standard Operating Procedure for Standard Setting, and we will continue to strive to improve our lead times for standards review.