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FairTSA and Control Union b.v. Announce Accreditation Agreement for FairTSA Fair Trade Certification
Fair Trade Sustainability Alliance’s newest Partner is Control Union b.v. of Zwolle, The Netherlands. Control Union is a leading global certifier for a wide array of certification and laboratory services.
By: Control Union
Dr. Winfried Fuchshofen, Executive Director of FairTSA: “We are very pleased to be working with a company like Control Union, which considerably expands our network of collaborating certifiers word-wide. As the only open Fair Trade standard holder, we are keen to provide producers committed to Fair Trade quick, cost-effective and transparent access to a credible Fair Trade program with the lowest administrative hassle. The cooperation with Control Union and the gradual integration of their existing ‘Fair Choice’ certified producers will increase our product portfolio considerably and is an important step in our development as a globally noted Fair Trade program.”
Add Gerard Blijleven, Prabath Rathnayake, both Program Managers, and Udi Gabay, General Manager Africa: We are proud to be recognized, as an international operating certification body, for the FairTSA certification scheme. We will offer this service on a global scale and we are convinced that this scheme contributes to improvements on the social aspects at the sites of our certified projects. Furthermore it will function as an extension of the current certifications of these sites and will provide access to a large market which is more and more demanding and expecting compliance for social responsibility and fair trading practices which are covered by this program.
Fair TSA is a New Lebanon, NY, based innovative Fair Trade program working in world-wide partnership with established ISO 65 accredited organic certifiers to provide zero-carbon, lowest cost, fully transparent, shortest cycle certifications, incorporating a mandatory community development component. For more information go to http://www.fairtsa.org and http://www.controlunion.com.
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