About Fair Flora

from conscious growers, to conscious consumers

We are committed to a better, brighter world by selling flowers and plants of fair and sustainable growers, who have a good impact on people and environment. Our core values:

  • Sustainable growers with footprint calculation
  • Compensation of the CO₂-emissions per product sold
Fair Flora: Footprint berekening kweker

Footprint calculation

Fair Flora growers are growers with sustainable ambitions. The most important admission requirement is to calculate the footprint of the nursery and the products.

Fair Flora differentiates itself in the market by being transparent about the impact of the production of ornamental plant products. The footprint calculation empowers the grower to get insight in the use and impact of the nursery, which include:

  • water
  • gas and electricity
  • transport
  • crop protection
  • pots and sleeves
  • starting material

We calculate the impact on the environment for all these points: on CO₂ emissions, as well as on toxicity, water use, etc. This way the grower gets insight in possible improvements and he becomes aware of the effect on the environmental impact of the materials and processes. Improvements in the company are more effective to implement this way.

I like to look ahead, but this time looking back was useful.

Grower Maurice van der Hoorn about footprint calculation
Van der Hoorn Orchideeën

5-star system

Fair Flora hanteert een vijfsterrensysteem. Fair Flora uses a five-star system. If a grower meets 4 of the 5 conditions, they may call themselves part of Fair Flora and use the Fair Flora label.

Climate positive

mandatory

The grower must calculate its footprint and make an annual effort to improve its footprint. To become climate positive, the next step is to offset 10% on top of the CO₂ emissions that are caused by growing the plants.

Environmental certification

mandatory

The grower must have at least an MPS-A environmental certificate. MPS-ABC is a monitoring tool that allows companies to push the right buttons to reduce their environmental impact. Consumption is registered, which leads to a more conscious consumption of resources.

Retail certification

mandatory

The grower must own a GLOBALGAP or MPS-GAP retail certificate, which allows deliveries to be made to international retailers. The grower also meets requirements in areas such as traceability, environment, crop protection and recall procedures.

Social certification

mandatory

Good working conditions play an important role for many traders and consumers. Also for Fair Flora. With the MPS-Socially Qualified (SQ) or GRASP certificate, a company meets the international requirements in the field of health and safety.

Plastic free

additional

The grower makes an effort to increasingly replace plastic packaging materials with biodegradable alternatives.

CO₂-Compensation via Bamboo Village Uganda

Bamboo Village Uganda is our own sustainable project for Fair Flora, founded with the aim of fighting both poverty and climate change. The project in Uganda focuses on:

  • Planting bamboo
  • Creating jobs with fair conditions
  • Making sustainable bamboo products and houses

By planting and growing bamboo, CO₂ is absorbed, so that less carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere. This is how global warming is prevented.

The bamboo plantation is a direct source of employment in Uganda, because it requires bamboo specialists, field workers and plantation managers. In addition, extra jobs are created for the creative entrepreneurs who use the bamboo to make products. The bamboo that grows on the plantation is not only used to compensate CO₂ and to make products. The bamboo is also used to build safe and sustainable houses.