Société française des traducteurs

Regular member

Phone: 0033 3 29 46 46 34
109, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
75008 Paris

France's union of professional translators

The Société française des traducteurs (SFT) is a union of professional translators and interpreters. It was founded in 1947 to defend the interests of its members and to promote the professions of translating and interpreting in France. The SFT is also a founding member of the International Federation of Translators, a Category "A" UNESCO organization.

Today, the SFT has more than 1,500 members, making it the largest professional translators' organization in France. It represents the many different professions that make up today's global translation market, such as salaried and self-employed language service providers, court and conference interpreters, and technical and literary translators. Every application for membership of the SFT is carefully assessed to ascertain that the applicant is suitably qualified, has appropriate experience and practises in accordance with French law.

The SFT is an essential interface between language service providers of all categories, the users of language services and government agencies in France. In addition to its national activities, the union is also present at regional level through numerous local committees. Services provided to its members include training courses linked to translating and interpreting, professional liability insurance, legal advice, Internet forums, an online directory and more.

Find out more about the SFT at


Code of Professional Conduct

of the Société française des traducteurs

All members of the SFT are required to read, understand and promise to apply every aspect of the code of conduct to their professional activities.

In 2009, after much reflection involving a large number of its members, the Société française des traducteurs published the definitive version of its Code of Professional Conduct. This code contains the key principles of good practice to which all translators and interpreters can and should subscribe. It is a statement of intent that describes the principles, obligations and respect that should be expected at every level of the translation industry from both providers and users.

The SFT's Code of Professional Conduct is also available in French, Spanish and other languages.

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  • Published: 6 years ago on 11 May 2011