All trading members of WFTO. This includes all organisations that have more than half of their income and/or more than €100,000 in income from trade.
An organisation whose primary mission is to support Fair Trade and/or provide services to organisations that are or want to become Fair Trade Organisations.
An organisation which is an association of organisations committed to Fair Trade.
Individual Associates are supporters of the Fair Trade movement with limited rights. The WFTO Guarantee System does not apply to them.
Associate Organisations align with WFTO’s values but after their application. They do not undergo monitoring and also have limited rights.
Candidates have been conditionally approved for membership but have not completed their first monitoring cycle under the WFTO Guarantee System. They have limited rights within WFTO. They may not use the WFTO Member Mark and Product Label or claim that they are monitored by WFTO.
Guaranteed members have met the WFTO Membership requirements and are monitored under the WFTO Guarantee System.
Organisations that have no or little income from trade go through a reduced version of the WFTO Guarantee System that does not include criteria related to trade. These organisations may use the WFTO Member Mark but cannot use the Product Label for any products they may be trading to support their mission. This status only applies to Fair Trade Networks (FTN) and Support Organisations (FTSO).
Members who are in the process of renewing their guaranteed status and are overdue on some requirements retain full rights while they work to meet the demands of the Guarantee System on an administrative or compliance level.
WFTO welcomes applications from established Fair Trade Organisations as well as organisations that support Fair Trade. Individuals in their capacity as researchers, writers, consultants and specialists in their field who can contribute solid skills, knowledge and expertise to WFTO and members are also welcome.