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Industry Spotlight

Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI) Spotlight

The Floriculture Sustainability Initiative was initiated in 2012 by 25 stakeholders in the floriculture sector, the founding members of FSI. They share the goal of finding more sustainable solutions for farmers, for the environment, and for the future of the sector, and set themselves the ambition to have 90% flowers and plants responsibly produced and traded by 2020. In 2013, FSI was established as an independent international non-profit association under Belgian law (aisbl), supported primarily by its members and through project funding. From the start, IDH the Sustainable Trade Initiative was the convenor and one of the major donors to enable the start-up process of FSI. Today, FSI is still actively collaborating with IDH taking part in the IDH Fresh & Ingredients program. In…

FloraLife Sustainability Plan 2025

It has never been as important as it is today to track and reduce our footprint on the planet. Growing, processing and distributing flowers use many resources to guarantee that high quality, beautiful fresh cut flowers reach the hands of consumers. FloraLife has focused their sustainability plan on 5 key commitments to reduce our impact on the planet and help all their partners, big and small, reduce theirs too. The 5 FloraLife commitments are climate change, water stewardship, product portfolio, sustainable packaging and stakeholder awareness. Floral industry waste impacts almost all areas of sustainability. Putting measures in place to reduce it should be top of mind. Every stem requires land to grow, water to hydrate, products to treat, energy to…

Florverde Sustainable Flowers

Florverde Sustainable Flowers is one of the most complete standards in the market, based on more than 20 years of experience in the development, promotion and responsible implementation of sustainable agriculture practices. It audits and contributes to the continuous improvement of producers throughout their value chain at social, environmental and economic levels; It also has social level approvals with the Rainforest Alliance and Global G.A.P. at the environmental level, among other stamps of international relevance. Currently in Colombia there are 2,215 certified hectares, leading to 40% of exports being certified under this seal. See more from Florverde' recent presentation here. Social Component Florverde Sustainable Flowers meticulously audits the social component of the supply chain. This commitment to fair and ethical…