“This label serves the consumer by guaranteeing the origin of Trappist products according to the following well-defined criteria:
- Products which carry this label are produced within the walls of the monastery or in the vicinity of the monastery.
- The monastic community determines the policies and provides the means of production. The whole process of production must clearly evidence the indisputable bond of subsidiarity, with the monastery benefiting from the production, and must be in accordance with the business practices proper to a monastic way of life.
The profits are primarily intended to provide for the needs of the community or for social services.”
International Trappist Association‘s explanation of the “Authentic Trappist Product” trade mark