Fair Flora grower

Tulpen.nl

Sustainable, transparent, fair

The Fair Flora tulips from Tulpen.nl have achieved 5 stars. Read on this page what that means.

About the grower

Tulpen.nl

Wesselman Flowers, our tulip nursery, has been in existence for decades and is located in Roelofarendsveen, originally known as a true tulip village. Annually, we produce and package millions of tulips, with a portion sold through our online shop. All tulips sold through our online platform come directly from our own nursery, ensuring they are extremely fresh. This is why we proudly offer a 7-day vase guarantee.

Sustainability

We produce our tulips in the most sustainable way possible – fair for people, fair for the environment, and fair for our immediate surroundings. Our work processes are certified and comply with all established standards and legislation. For instance, we recycle the water from the tanks in which our tulips are forced.

But we go beyond that. We have control over the entire chain, being involved in tulip bulb cultivation through to the tulip forcing process in the greenhouse, without unnecessary intermediaries. This helps save on transportation movements. Additionally, we've invested in our own flower crates and carts, allowing our tulips to be transported more efficiently: more crates per cart also means more tulips per cart.

The stars achieved

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

Obtained certificate grower

Tulpen.nl is MPS-A certified. The company has achieved 70 to 110 points.

A total of 110 points can be achieved. A company earns points by keeping consumption within certain standards. The standards for the use of pesticides, fertilizers, and energy are determined per crop. Based on the crops present and the surface area of the business, an organization is assigned an individual company standard.

The standard for a specific crop is established based on disease susceptibility, fertilizer, and temperature requirements. For this reason, a company starts by creating a cultivation plan before consumption can be recorded. In the cultivation plan, the grower records each crop that is cultivated and its corresponding surface area.

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

Obtained certificate grower

Tulpen.nl is GRASP gecertified.

  • GRASP stands for a risk assessment in the field of social aspects within a company. This includes the well-being and reward level of employees, as well as health and safety aspects.

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. 

Obtained certificate grower

Tulpen.nl is GlobalG.A.P. gecertified.

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 (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.

Used method grower

Tulpen.nl has calculated the environmental footprint of the Fair Flora tulips using the Flori Footprint Tool. This tool maps out the environmental impact of the flowers based on key components, including energy consumption, water usage, starting material, substrate, and packaging.

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.

Obtained certificate grower

Tulpen.nl has offset the CO2 emissions from the production (cradle-to-gate) of 1.000.000 Fair Flora tulips through Bamboo Village by planting bamboo in Uganda.

The planting of native bamboo helps absorb CO2 from the atmosphere into the plants and the soil, contributing to the mitigation of global warming.

The Bamboo Village plantation in Uganda has been officially recognized and certified by Oncra as a project successfully removing CO2 from the atmosphere. This ensures that carbon credits are not issued beyond what is realistically achievable.