90% FLOWERS & PLANTS

RESPONSIBLY PRODUCED AND TRADED BY 2020

The Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI) is a market-driven initiative that brings together members of the international floriculture supply-chain. FSI members are collaborating to improve practices and drive positive change towards the sustainable production and trade of flowers and plants.

APPROACH

The key to unlocking a move towards a mainstream sustainable floriculture sector is the development of a shared vision, reverse the fragmentation of standards, and to create a structure where current and future sustainability issues can be tackled on a sector level. In line with the Sustainable Development Goals, growers, traders, retailers, standards and civil society organisations, members of FSI, and governments join forces to accelerate sustainable volumes and create impact on key sustainability topics.

KEY TOPICS

Working conditions
Strengthening the capacity of the sector to take action at farm level is a key aspect to improve social conditions and enhance the sustainability of supply chains. Initiatives towards decent wages, gender equality, and health & safety have proven to benefit workers and improve results for the business.
Agrochemical use
Responsible use and management of agrochemicals is critical to protect the safety and health of workers, the environment, and security in the supply chain. Projects covers raising awareness, increasing transparency, and investing in practical solutions that are better for people, businesses and the environment.
Climate
Improvements towards responsible use of natural resources and the reduction of CO2 emissions are necessary not only for the environment but also for our economies and communities. Scalable solutions within the supply chain are being put in place by FSI members to soften impacts of energy use, water, transport and waste among others.
Transparency
Increased transparency and traceability in the supply chain is critical to support social and environmental improvements of the sector. This includes topics such as health, safety, working hours, wages, as well as the use of chemicals, substrates, water management, and many more.

FSI BASKET OF STANDARDS

Benchmarking Standards — The great variety of standards and certifications in the floriculture sector contribute to higher levels of sustainability, but can also create confusion, transparency issues, lead to duplication of certification, and increase costs. Floriculture standards in the FSI Basket are successfully benchmarked against international basic requirements and legislation. The FSI Basket is also used as verified and independent reference for responsible sourcing.

PROJECTS

FSI members are driving improvements on sustainability key topics with the implementation of field and research projects. Results are shared and used within the network to strengthen practices and ensure progress towards the shared ambition.

Women Empowerment 2
Women Empowerment 2

Project under way (2017-2018)

Chain Transparency 2
Chain Transparency 2

Project under way (2017-2018)

Transition to IPM
Transition to IPM

Project under way (2017-2018)

Waste Water Management
Waste Water Management

Project under way (2017-2018)

BENEFITS

Drive Change
Stimulate good practices in the sector and market demand for responsible flowers & plants.
Create impact
Lead the way on sustainability topics together with other front-runners in the sector.
Mitigate risks
Improve environmental and social impacts and mitigate reputational risks.
International network
Join and collaborate with other frontrunners from around the world.
Learn & share
Share and learn from best practices and knowledge across the supply chain.
Funding projects
Have access to co-funding for your investments in key sustainability topics.