Mainstream sustainability in the flowers & Plants supply chain is possible by implementing responsible sourcing using the FSI Basket as international reference.


There are 15 Voluntary Sustainable Standards and Schemes in the FSI Basket. They are fully transparent, comparable and by means of independent benchmarking, complying with social and/or environmental basic requirements.


The social benchmarking is carried out by the Global Social Compliance Program (GSCP), the independent and authoritative reference point and benchmarking body for social auditing practices. On Social criteria, GSCP B level is the reference.

  • Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) Code of Conduct
  • EHPEA Code of Practice for Sustainable Flower Production Silver level
  • Ethical Trading Initiative Base Code / SMETA
  • Fair Trade International Hired Labour Standard
  • Florverde® Sustainable Flowers Standard
  • Kenya Flower Council Silver Standard
  • MPS Socially Qualified (SQ) Certification Scheme
  • SIZA – South African Standard for Sustainable Agriculture
  • Social Accountability International SA8000 Standard
  • Sustainable Agriculture Network – Rainforest Alliance Certificate

The environmental benchmarking is carried out by GLOBALG.A.P., the internationally recognized standard for farm production. On Environmental criteria, the required level is set as being equivalent or higher as the GLOBALG.A.P. criteria for flowers & ornamentals.

  • BOPP (British Ornamental Plants Producers) Grower Standard
  • EHPEA Code of Practice for Sustainable Flower Production Silver level
  • EU Organic Farming
  • Florverde® Sustainable Flowers Standard
  • Global G.A.P. Floriculture Standard
  • Kenya Flower Council Silver Standard
  • MPS-GAP Certification Scheme
  • USDA National Organic Program



Transparent on criteria

Standards are published and publicly available for consultation and comparison of their scope and criteria in the ITC StandardsMap online portal.


Compliant with
good practices

Standards have successfully passed benchmarking against international reference points and legislation on social and environmental criteria.


Recognised as responsible sources

Standards are added to the FSI Basket and recognised by the supply chain as responsible sources to safely source from.

Identify, Review & Compare 

Floriculture sustainability standards on the ITC StandardsMap online platform

Using the Basket

Know the standards/ schemes to comply with to produce sustainable flowers and plants.


Give your users the guarantee of what you stand for, align with international practices and gain visibility and credibility in the global supply chain.

Source from suppliers with standards/schemes from the Basket to make sure they were produced responsibly.


Work together with the supply chain to improve practices and reduce risks.

Buy products that comply with your code of conduct and the international reference for sustainability.


Make sure the private sector is aligned with the public ambitions and goals for sustainable supply chains.

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