Florverde Sustainable Flowers forms part of the Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI), which has gathered leaders of the sector in the supply chain, with a view to ensuring that by 2020 some 90 percent of the flowers and plants available in the market are produced in a sustainable way. Some of the challenges faced by the flower and plant industry relate to the use of water and its contamination, and the conditions of the supply chain, where transparency is not always the rule. The FSI has supported projects that aim to improve the sustainability of the sector.
An online database of the ITC (International Trade Centre), the joint agency of the United Nations and the WTO, which enables, analyses and reviews of over 75 sustainability standards and audit protocols, among which Florverde, using a unique set of 700+ social, environmental and economic criteria, audit best practices and good governance models.
Since 2008, Florverde Sustainable Flowers and GLOBALG.A.P. standards are equivalent and mutually accepted by all trading partners. The GLOBALG.A.P. seal and standard is one of the most important and recognizable certifications in the world promoting good agricultural practices.
Florverde Sustainable Flowers is a Resembling Scheme
ISEAL is the global association of sustainability standards systems and Florverde is one of its member organizations. Its mission is to strengthen the effectiveness of sustainability standards so as to benefit people and the environment. To this end, the association promotes standards and encourages cooperation among its members. ISEAL also hosts the annual Global Sustainability Standards Conference, a leading event to promote sustainability standards.
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is one of the world's largest and more respected conservation organizations. It is present in 90 countries and since 1985 it has developed nearly 12,000 projects aimed at harmonizing the conservation of natural resources and human needs. The WWF and Florverde Sustainable Flowers have joined forces to work with certified farms aimed at water conservation, as part of a project known as the Water sustainability strategy for the associated floriculture sector in Colombia - Water Custody.
Fundación Natura is a civil society organization dedicated to the conservation, use and handling of biodiverse resources to generate social benefits, with economical and ecological revenue, within a human sustainable framework.