LATEST NEWS

Congratulations to Flores Aurora for obtaining the Florverde certification!

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With the Florverde label, Flores Aurora demonstrates its commitment to its workers, the environment and its customers by providing a sustainable product of the highest quality.  

Aurora farms are located in the Sabana of Bogotá. They have  34 planted hectares of Roses (11), Carnations (15) and  Mini Carnations (8).​ 

Know more: https://www.floresaurora.com/

Florverde was invited to the CSR meeting of the Dutch Flower Group in Amsterdam

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The Dutch Flower Group is a family business of 30 individual companies specialized in the international trade of flowers and plants. Ximena Franco represented Florverde Sustainable Flowers in this important meeting, explaining the importance of the FSF certification and how it impacts not only to the flower grower companies, but also it adds value to distributors and retailers around the world. 

Florverde participated at the General Assembly of FSI in Essen, Germany.

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 During the assembly lots of exciting ideas were discussed on how the Floriculture Sustainability Initiative will continue to support the industry making a difference until 2020 and beyond. 

Ximena Franco´ shared with the audience the innovative FSF indicators system that allow to our certified companies have a continuous improvement beyond the certification.  

Thank you FSI for the opportunity!

Congratulations to Ayurá S.A.S for achieving a new FSF recertification

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The Technical Secretariat of Florverde Sustainable Flowers announces the recertification of the Colombian flower grower Ayurá S.A.S. Ayurá S.A.S is a company dedicated to the production and marketing of fresh cut flowers characterized with the highest standards of quality and good agricultural practices, committed to the responsible and sustainable production of flowers. Our sincere congratulations!

Latest updates on the Florverde normative documents

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The Technical and Administrative Secretariat of Florverde Sustainable Flowers announced the updating of the Florverde Standard for the sustainable production of flowers and ornamentals and the General Regulations for the FSF certification. The 7.1 version of the normative documents (in English and Spanish) are already available here:
https://florverde.org/fsf-standard 

Florverde Sustainable Flowers at the ITC Sustainability Standards Map

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The standards map is an online database of the ITC (International Trade Centre), the joint agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization (WTO), which provides information on over 210 standards, codes of conduct, audit protocols addressing sustainability hotspots in global supply chains. 

Check the most updated information of FSF and compare it against other certifications schemes in this link: http://www.standardsmap.org/identify

OTHER NEWS

GOOD NEWS! Kroger will now be accepting Florverde in lieu of the Kroger Social Compliance Audit

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Kroger will now be accepting Florverde Sustainable Flowers certification in lieu of the Kroger Social Compliance Audit for its floral suppliers. The news was shared by Sofia B. Castillo, Social Compliance Manager of Kroger. 


"Kroger is committed to upholding our Vendor Code of Conduct in our supply chain by partnering with suppliers whose operations meet or exceed our expectations and standards. To ensure our Vendor Code of Conduct is upheld, Kroger works with third party auditing firms UL and ELEVATE to conduct our Social Compliance Audits", explained Castillo. 


She went on to comment, "We also understand the burden that suppliers bear due to many audits for various requirements from multiple retailers, which is why we regularly review standards and certifications available from outside organizations in the social compliance field as possible alternatives". 


Florverde passed a careful review and analysis, demonstrating itself to be "at par with Kroger Social Compliance audit and the corrective action procedure often needed after the audit", according to the written notification.


Ximena Franco, director of Florverde Sustainable Flowers, comments “We are pleased to be able to support Florverde certified flower companies that supply the Kroger supermarket chain. This achievement represents significant savings in time, effort and money for these suppliers. Through the Florverde Sustainable Flowers certification scheme, a company directly demonstrates to Kroger  its compliance with their Code of Conduct without the need for additional audits"


This achievement represents value for our certified flower business, with the support of Florverde Sustainable Flowers: Sustainable flowers for the wellbeing of all.


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Kroger is one of the United States largest grocery retailers. The largest supermarket chain in the United States by revenue and the third-largest retailer in the world.  https://www.kroger.com/