Congratulations to Flores Ipanema for obtaining the FSF certification for the first time!

Florverde Sustainable Flowers would like to welcome to our newest company to the sustainable community: Flores Ipanema - Passion Growers.

Flores Ipanema has achieved its Florverde certification for the very first time after completing all the required social and environmental criteria.

Renewed Florverde Sustainable Flowers certified companies in 2018!

FSF would like to congratulate to the following companies who achieved their FSF certification renewal in the 1st semester of 2018!

  • Red de empresas GRChía
  • C.I. Global Exchange (Flores del Este)
  • Rumhora S.A.
  • Tahami & Cultiflores
  • Flores de Funza 

Florverde at the Global Sustainability Standards Conference in Brazil

The GSSC is the leading annual global event for those who support the uptake of credible sustainability standards and certifications worldwide. The event took place on 22-24 of May in Sao Paulo.

In the photo: Ximena Franco and some delegates at the forest of Parque Das Neblinas learning about sustainable forest management in Brazil.

Florverde participated at the Kenya’s Flower Industry Expo - IFTEX 2018

IFTEX took place on 6-8 of June in Nairobi and it was an unique space to meet with important actors from organizations and entities working in the sustainable production of flowers in Kenya. 

Ximena Franco, pictured with Loise Mukami from the Kenya Flower Council certification team, shared ideas, exchanged experiences and enjoyed Kenyan Hospitality. 

Florverde attended the FSI Environmental Practice Meeting in Kenya

During the World Environment Day on June 5th, Florverde was kindly invited by the Floriculture Sustainability Initiative to participate in this important event, sharing our experience in sustainability indicators. Thanks to our Floriculture Indicators System, Florverde can evaluate the environmental performance of all our certified companies in Colombia. 

Ximena Franco from Florverde and Katheryn Mejia from Asocolflores at the IDH4gender

#IDH4gender was a cross-learning workshop on gender-inclusive practices in the tea sector in Kenya and the flowers sector in Colombia, Ethiopia and Kenya. 

Katheryn from Asocolflores attended the panel and shared best practices with other IDH partners about sustainable and inclusive practices of the Colombian floriculture. 

FSF 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.