In order for a business or cooperative to obtain a loan with Merkur Development Loans Ltd., the business or cooperative must possess a certification or be in the process of being certified by one or more of the following brands or organisations:
- World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO)´
- Fair Trade Labelling Organisations International (FLO)
- Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
- Organic Certification
- Biodynamic Certification
Merkur Development Loans Ltd. may also extend loans according to credible criteria for sustainability - e.g. loans for the advancement of renewable energy. Each application is evaluated on an individual basis.
You can read more about certification programmes at the following sites: