Sustainable, transparent, fair

The 5-star rating system

Stars to be achieved

The way Fair Flora’s rating system is currently designed, there are five components to be achieved. The grower receives a star for each achieved component.

Registration of the production method

Condition

To obtain this star, the grower must be able to demonstrate a transparent and responsible production environment, through one of the following certificates:

  • GlobalG.A.P. IDA (Impact-Driven Approach)
  • MPS-A or MPS-ABC

Implementation: GlobalG.A.P. or MPS

Auditor/Certifier: SGS or Control Union

Social certification

Condition

To obtain this star, the grower must be able to demonstrate that he meets (inter)national requirements in the field of safety and health, through one of the following certificates:

  • GRASP (GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social Practice)
  • MPS-Socially Qualified

Implementation: GlobalG.A.P. or MPS

Auditor/Certifier: SGS or Control Union

Transparent and responsible production environment

Condition

To obtain this star, a grower must have one of the following certificates:

  • GLOBALG.A.P. Flowers and Ornamentals: This means the grower meets the strictest professional standards and sustainability standards for floriculture.
  • MPS-GAP: With this certificate, the grower meets requirements in the areas of traceability, the environment, crop protection products and recall procedures. 

Implementation: GlobalG.A.P. or MPS

Auditor/Certifier: SGS or Control Union

Environmental footprint

Condition

The grower must have an up-to-date Cradle-to-gate footprint calculation of the flower or plant in question. This maps the environmental impact.

To demonstrate this, the grower must provide a signed Product Footprint Declaration containing the 16 impact categories of the FloriPEFCR (2nd draft). Once the proposal for the FloriPEFCR has been approved by the European Union, the footprint calculation must be carried out in accordance with the official rules.

Implementation: Flori Footprint Tool

Auditor: Greenhouse Sustainability

CO2-Compensation

Condition

The flower or plant must be Climate Neutral: the grower must be able to demonstrate CO2 compensation with officially certified carbon credits. Climate change is combated by actively removing CO2 from the atmosphere.

Implementation: for example Bamboo Village

Auditor/Certifier: for example Oncra, Gold Standard or Verra