IMO "Fair for Life"

Clay Gordon
03/15/10 10:02:32AM
Ben Ripple mention IMOs ( Institute for Marketecology ) Social for Life (it's actually Fair for Life). I thought it useful to break out the comment stream into its own discussion.

From the home page of the site.

" Fair for life is a brand neutral third party certification programme for social accountability and fair trade in agricultural, manufacturing and trading operations. The programme complements existing fair trade certification systems.


Our quality guarantee
IMO Social & FairTrade Certification guarantees that human rights are guaranteed at any stage of production, that workers enjoy good and fair working conditions and that smallholder farmers receive a fair share."

I downloaded the certification guidelines document and found it to be typical of all such systems - one way. There is absolutely NO discussion of the procedures in place that enable IMO to back its guarantee that it guarantees "... that smallholder farmers receive a fair share."

Any thoughts on how this works, Ben?