Who can join?

Only IT companies can apply for accreditation, either as a Provider or as a Partner.

However customers who wish to have software developed according to Fair Trade standards can register their own project even before they have selected a service provider. Customers then select from existing Providers or ask their own preferred supplier to apply for accreditation.


IT Companies in OECD countries

Any IT company located in an OECD country with a proven track record in the provision of quality software services can apply to become a Provider. To be approved as a Provider, the company must be prepared to act as Project Manager and customer contact point and should be committed to knowledge sharing, the principles of the FTSF.

Conditions for Accreditation | Application form | Fees | The benefits for Providers

 

IT Companies in developing countries

Any IT company located in a developing country and employing between 5 and 250 employees can apply to become a Partner. To be approved as a Partner the company must also work with local talent and should be willing to adopt practices that will benefit the local community.

Conditions for Accreditation | Application form | Fees | The benefits for Partners