90% FLOWERS & PLANTS
RESPONSIBLY PRODUCED AND TRADED BY 2020
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.
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.
The question is no longer if, but when, the standards and requirements regarding sustainability are going to be regulated. And that’s why I’d like to call upon everyone in the supply chain to get actively involved […] in activities regarding the theme of sustainability and the minimum certification standards.
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.