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Certifications

Explore our comprehensive list of sustainability certifications, compiled to guide and enhance the practices of the floriculture industry. Here, you’ll find a diverse array of certifications, encompassing specific standards for floriculture as well as wide-ranging sustainability principles. This expansive collection is an invaluable tool for businesses seeking to align with sustainable and responsible practices. It serves as a bridge connecting your commitment to sustainability with globally recognized standards, helping to foster a holistically sustainable future in floriculture and beyond.

Additional Standards Information:

FSI Basket of Standards ITC Standards Map

Here is a comprehensive list of certifications globally in floriculture: Visit each site for more information. 

Social and Environmental Certifications

BloomCheck bloomcheck.org/

Business Alliance for Secure Commerce (BASC) wbasco.org/en

Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) Code of Conduct amfori.org/en/solutions/social/about-bsci

Carbon Trust carbontrust.com/what-we-do/product-carbon-footprint-labelling/product-carbon-footprint-label

EHPEA Code of Practice for Sustainable Flower Production ehpea.org/code-of-practice/

Ethical Trading Initiative Base Code / SMETA ethicaltrade.org

EU Organic Farming agriculture.ec.europa.eu/farming/organic-farming/becoming-organic-farmer_en

Fairtrade International fairtrade.net/product/flowers-and-plants

FlorEcuador florecuador.com/

Florverde florverde.org/en/home/

GlobalG.A.P. globalgap.org/uk_en/

GRASP globalgap.org/what-we-offer/solutions/grasp/

MPS-ABC my-mps.com/diensten/mps-abc/?lang=en

MPS-GAP Certification Scheme my-mps.com/diensten/mps-gap/?lang=en

MPS-SQ my-mps.com/diensten/mps-socially-qualified/?lang=en

Ornamental Horticulture Assurance Scheme – OHAS hta.org.uk/ohas

Rainforest Alliance rainforest-alliance.org/

Social Accountability International SA8000 Standard sa-intl.org/programs/sa8000/

South African Standard for Sustainable Agriculture siza.co.za/

USDA National Organic Program ams.usda.gov/about-ams/programs-offices/national-organic-program

Sustainable Agriculture Certifications

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) sare.org/

AmericanHort Sustainable Grower Program americanhort.org/membership

FloraLife Sustainable Grower Program floralife.com/sustainability/

Canadian AgriScience Program agriculture.canada.ca/en/programs/agriscience-program-clusters

California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) ccof.org/

Demeter USA Biodynamic Certification demeter-usa.org/certification/

BioGro New Zealand biogro.co.nz/

Packaging Certifications

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) anz.fsc.org/packaging

American Forest & Paper Council (AF&PC) afandpa.org/afpa-mission-and-vision

Water Stewardship Certifications

Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) a4ws.org/

Energy Efficiency Certifications

Energy Star energystar.gov/?s=mega

Green Globes thegbi.org/

Environmental Management Systems Certifications

ISO 14001 iso.org/standards/popular/iso-14000-family

EMAS commission.europa.eu/index_en

This list is not exhaustive, but it covers the most common floral certifications globally. Floriculture businesses can choose to pursue certification based on their specific sustainability goals and priorities.