All merchants on Akcelos need to be officially recognized. They must answer a series of criteria that allow us to determine whether they are social or collective enterprises. Akcelos criteria revolve around the merchant’s mission and social purpose and must be the heart of their operations. Three major categories of enterprises can qualify as accredited suppliers: collective enterprises (or social economy enterprises, including community organizations with a commercial component), social enterprises, and hybrid enterprises.
The certification criteria recognized for all merchants, revolve around the following categories: