In October 2021 the new standard version will take effect. As we announced earlier, we will make sure the transition goes smoothly.
Here are the major changes:
1. The FairTSA Fair Trade Certificate will be issued for 18 months rather than 12. This
does not impact the inspection/audit cycle, which remains at 12 months.
2. All applicable International Labor Conventions are referenced.
3. Labor requirements are stricter and more elaborate, as are Occupational Health &
4. There are new requirements regarding the minimizing of carbon emissions and
intelligent water use.
As usual, we will work with you through these changes, and encourage you to sign up for one of our Free Producer Webinars if you have questions. Click here for English Webinar, and here for Spanish. You can also contact us via email or phone.