The Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI) is a multi-stakeholder initiative that brings together members of the international floriculture supply-chain. FSI members collaborate to improve practices and drive positive change in the sustainable production and trade of flowers and plants. A total of 14 international voluntary sustainable standards and schemes make up the FSI Basket.

Implemented in

  • Africa
  • Asia / Pacific
  • Europe and Central Asia
  • Latin America / Caribbean
  • Middle East
  • North America

Sectors of activity
Agricultural and Fishery, Forestry

Type of initiative
Policy Frameworks & Tools

Start date
11/06/2019

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Naomi Scott-Mearns

Sustainable Consumption Manager

CI-SCP

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Objectives

The Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI) is a multi-stakeholder initiative that brings together members of the international floriculture supply-chain. FSI members collaborate to improve practices and drive positive change in the sustainable production and trade of flowers and plants.

A total of 14 international voluntary sustainable standards and schemes make up the FSI Basket. They are fully transparent, comparable and through independent benchmarking, comply with basic requirements of social and/or environmental and/or good agricultural practices (GAP).

As explained by Florverde Sustainable Flowers director, Ximena Franco:
“FSI is an international initiative pursuing the goal that by 2020, 90% of flowers produced and traded are certified as sustainable. For this to happen, FSI has convened different certification schemes that have international accreditation under ISO 17065, to comprise a basket of standards.”

Activities

In 2019, with the objective of stimulating and reflecting on good practices in floriculture, the Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI) introduced the evolution of the FSI Basket of Standards with the addition of a new environmental scope.

With the evolution of the FSI Basket of Standards, stakeholders are encouraged to adopt and recognize social criteria with the SSCI compliance, good agricultural practices with GLOBALG.A.P benchmarking and environmental aspects with the new environmental benchmarking of the FSI Basket.

Impact and Results

To date, only Florverde Sustainable Flowers and Kenya Flower Council Silver Standard comply with the three scopes of the FSI Basket of Standards, demonstrating the robustness of the FSF certification.

Next steps and how to get involved

Learn more about Florverde Sustainable Flowers on our webpage: www.florverde.org or contact us at: info@florverde.org