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Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI) Spotlight

April 5, 2024

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.

Floriculture Sustainability Initiative logo

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 2021 the FSI2025 programme was approved by the General Assembly. Read about the four pillars of the 2025 Strategy here.

Floriculture Sustainability Initiative

Basket of Standards

The FSI Basket of Standards is an instrument developed by the Floriculture Sustainability Initiative
(FSI) to mainstream and promote responsible sourcing of flowers & plants in the areas of environmental and social practices. The FSI Basket enhances transparency on standards criteria, identifies responsible sources through independent benchmarking, avoiding duplication of costs and audit fatigue in the supply chain.

Sustainabloom is a proud member of the Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI). FSI is a market-driven initiative that brings together members of the international floriculture sector. We share the goal of finding more sustainable solutions for farmers, their workers, and families, for the environment, and for the future of the sector. This partnership strengthens the floriculture industry, and Sustainabloom, through increased collaboration, sharing experiences, and broadened perspectives. Learn more about this collaboration here.