Aplying for certification
If you are a flower producer and would like to apply for Florverde Sustainable Flowers® certification please make sure you review the standard and comply with all requirements. If you are ready to be certified please contact one of the following independent certification organizations to receive additional information about the certification process.
Ricardo Andrés Bogotá R.
GLOBALG.A.P. / FLORVERDE Scheme Manager ICONTEC
Phone: (571) 607 88 88 Ext.: 1345 -1340
Customer Service: 01 8000 94 9000
Carrera 37 N.° 52 - 95
Bogotá - Colombia
SGS (Provisional approval)
Agriculture, Food and Life Food Audits – Coordinator
SGS Argentina S.A
C1430DNN – Buenos Aires
Paola Arévalo Vargas
Encargada del área de calidad
Phone: (571) 2455700 -7434296
Mobile: (57) 3203053713
Equivalence with other standards
To be Florverde® certified means you can certify your production by other standards in one single inspection if required. Here you can download all about the mutual aknowledgement between Florverde® Sustainable Flowers and the Sustainable Agriculture Network (RAS) and other helpful documents for certified growers.
Rainforest Alliance certification encourages farmers to grow crops and manage ranchlands sustainably. Because it's certification system is built on the three pillars of sustainability -- environmental protection, social equity and economic viability -- and no single pillar can support long-term success on its own, it help farmers improve in all three areas.
GLOBALG.A.P. today is the world's leading farm assurance program, translating consumer requirements into Good Agricultural Practice in a rapidly growing list of countries – currently more than 100.
Do you want to know more about our rehomologation processs, clic here
FLORVERDE SUSTAINABLE FLOWERS is being recognized again for GLOBALG.A.P in the Resembling Scheme (similar scheme).
The companies interested in the FSF certification - GLOBALG.A.P, as well as the FSF Technical Secretariat, have been waiting for this news since the beginning of 2017.
We are pleased to share with you that on November 9th, the Executive Director of GLOBALG.AP notified the Technical Secretariat of Florverde Sustainable Flowers of its FSF recognition as a similar scheme (Resembling scheme) for Flowers and Ornamentals.
Under this scheme, the public will be informed that both certification schemes are similar in such a way that with the approval of all requirements of Florverde Sustainable Flowers, in addition to its registration in the GG database, a producer will carry on its certificate* the GGN (GLOBALG.AP Number) and the name of this certification, and can use the name of GLOBALG.AP in business communications and the GGN that identifies the certificate in its final products.
This achievement comes after a long year in which it was demonstrated again that FSF is the best certification scheme for sustainable flowers, which goes beyond the technical and environmental elements of GG. FSF is aligned with the global trends of sustainability certification schemes, providing end users with multiple tools for continuous improvement, including a third-party certification.
We promote sustainable flowers for the wellbeing of all.
Florverde Sustainable Flowers is the label only for the best!
*IMPORTANT NOTE: Currently, the three certification bodies that have accreditation to certify FSF, also have approval for GLOBALG.A.P, as it follows:
- ICONTEC: accredited in FSF and in GLOBALG.A.P
- SGS Argentina: accredited in FSF and in GLOBALG.A.P
- Naturacert: accredited in FSF and with provisional approval of GLOBALG.A.P
The Florverde® Sustainable Flowers Certification Scheme affords the necessary standards and framework for independent and third-party certification of flowers and ornamentals based on the ISO/IEC guide 65G. Here you can download the complete regulations and our brand guidelines to use our brand properly.
Florverde® certified growers here can download important documents such as General Regulations, both english and spanish versions, and our brand guidelines.
Benefits, Q&A y Other certification systems:
Lista de plaguicidas prohibidos (Prohibited Pesticides List)-20150720- Validity until the 14th of January, 2018
Lista de plaguicidas prohibidos (Prohibited Pesticides List)-20171115- This document will be valid from January 15th 2018