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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.

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

Social and Environmental Certifications


Business Alliance for Secure Commerce (BASC)

Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) Code of Conduct

Carbon Trust

EHPEA Code of Practice for Sustainable Flower Production

Ethical Trading Initiative Base Code / SMETA

EU Organic Farming

Fairtrade International






MPS-GAP Certification Scheme


Ornamental Horticulture Assurance Scheme – OHAS

Rainforest Alliance

Social Accountability International SA8000 Standard

South African Standard for Sustainable Agriculture

USDA National Organic Program

Sustainable Agriculture Certifications

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)

AmericanHort Sustainable Grower Program

FloraLife Sustainable Grower Program

Canadian AgriScience Program

California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF)

Demeter USA Biodynamic Certification

BioGro New Zealand

Packaging Certifications

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

American Forest & Paper Council (AF&PC)

Water Stewardship Certifications

Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS)

Energy Efficiency Certifications

Energy Star

Green Globes

Environmental Management Systems Certifications

ISO 14001


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.