"In the last complete standard revision in 2010 (resulting standard version Feb. 2011), various parts of the Fair for Life (FFL) Programme had been modified and strengthened considerably, and several new major compliance requirements (e.g. proof of decent working conditions along the entire chain of custody) had been pioneered with Fair for Life being the first fair trade standard worldwide to set such high expectations along the supply chain.
Practical implementation of the programme by more than 180 operations worldwide as well as substantial changes in fair trade schemes that Fair for Life accepts as equivalent resulted in a need for a technical minor revision of some parts of the programme for effective and efficient implementation.

For the minor revision in 2013 only Modules 1 and 4 were revised and the Fair for Life Programme updated accordingly. "