FSI BASKET OF STANDARDS
Mainstream sustainability in the flowers & Plants supply chain is possible by implementing responsible sourcing using the FSI Basket as international reference.

BENCHMARKING STANDARDS

There are 16 Voluntary Sustainable Standards and Schemes in the FSI Basket. They are fully transparent, comparable and by means of independent benchmarking, complying with Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), Environmental and/or Social basic requirements.

GAP

The GAP benchmarking is carried out by GLOBALG.A.P., the internationally recognized standard for farm production. On Environmental criteria, the required level is set as being equivalent or higher as the GLOBALG.A.P. criteria for flowers & ornamentals.

  • BOPP Growers Standard
  • EHPEA Code of Practice
  • EU Organic Farming
  • Florverde® Sustainable Flowers Standard
  • Global G.A.P. Floriculture Standard
  • Kenya Flower Council Silver Standard
  • MPS-GAP
  • USDA National Organic Program
ENVIRONMENTAL

The environmental benchmarking is carried out by FOOD EXPERTS, an independent third-party with extensive experience with schemes and compliance systems. On Environmental, Standards are required to comply with the FSI criteria.

  • Florverde® Sustainable Flowers Standard
  • Kenya Flower Council Silver Standard
  • MPS-GAP
  • MPS-ABC
  • MPS-SQ
SOCIAL

The social benchmarking is carried out by the Global Social Compliance Program (GSCP), the independent and authoritative reference point and benchmarking body for social auditing practices. On Social criteria, GSCP B level is the reference.

  • Amfori Code of Conduct
  • EHPEA Code of Practice
  • ETI Base Code / SMETA
  • Fair Trade Hired Labour Standard
  • Florverde® Sustainable Flowers Standard
  • Kenya Flower Council Silver Standard
  • MPS SQ
  • Rainforest Alliance Certificate
  • SIZA
  • SA8000 Standard

PROCESS

01.

Transparent on criteria

Standards are published and publicly available for consultation and comparison of their scope and criteria in the ITC StandardsMap online portal.

02.

Compliant with
good practices

Standards have successfully passed benchmarking against international reference points and legislation on social and environmental criteria.

03.

Recognised as responsible sources

Standards are added to the FSI Basket and recognised by the supply chain as responsible sources to safely source from.

Identify, Review & Compare 

Floriculture sustainability standards on the ITC StandardsMap online platform

Using the Basket

Know the standards/ schemes to comply with to produce sustainable flowers and plants.

PRODUCERS
STANDARDS

Give your users the guarantee of what you stand for, align with international practices and gain visibility and credibility in the global supply chain.

Source from suppliers with standards/schemes from the Basket to make sure they were produced responsibly.

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TRADERS
CIVIL SOCIETY

Work together with the supply chain to improve practices and reduce risks.

Buy products that comply with your code of conduct and the international reference for sustainability.

RETAILERS
PUBLIC SECTOR

Make sure the private sector is aligned with the public ambitions and goals for sustainable supply chains.

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