The Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI) is a market-driven initiative that brings together members of the international floriculture sector. Towards 2025, FSI members will continue to build on the progress made on transparency, responsible production and trade, positive impact and improvement in the floriculture supply chain.


Since 2013 the Floriculture Sustainability Initiative has enabled exchange between leading organizations and businesses in the floriculture sector on sustainability, helping them to progress on this important agenda.

In continuity with what has been the members focus since the start, the FSI2025 ambition is centred around three pillars – responsible production & trade, responsible conduct and integrated reporting – plus the FSI governance framework, providing a comprehensive approach to supply chain sustainability.


90% responsibly produced and traded volumes by 2025
FSI members continue to aim for 100% of the volumes to be responsibly produced and traded. The existing FSI Social and Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) criteria stay in vigour. With the added environmental scope and new social criteria for producers in low-risk countries the 90% will be even more ambitious.
Reduction of the product carbon footprint for selected products by 2025
FSI will develop and test an environmental footprinting tool that is in line with the EU HortiPEF category rules and benchmark other methodologies currently used by members against it. Members may use the tool to calculate their own carbon footprint and set a carbon reduction goal for selected products by end of 2021.
Reduction of the living wage gap of workers at farm level by 2025
By the end of 2021, and through engagement with the full supply chain, realistic regional targets will be set to reduce the living wage gap by 2025. FSI will work with all market partners along the supply chain to join in this ambition and recognise that achieving the living wage is closely allied to the sale of product at a living price.
FSI members report on progress and integrate due diligence reporting by 2025
Reporting is essential to demonstrate good practice and drive continuous improvement in transparent and data-driven supply chains.
The reporting process consists of:
1/ internal FSI reporting
2/ external reporting of FSI results and
3/ external due diligence reporting.


TRANSPARENCY — The great variety of standards and certifications in the floriculture sector contribute to higher levels of sustainability. Floriculture standards in the FSI Basket are successfully benchmarked against international basic requirements and legislation.

RESPONSIBILITY — The FSI Basket is used as verified and independent reference for responsible sourcing on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), Social and Environmental. Producers can comply with the FSI Basket requirements when certified by the accepted standards in GAP (unchanged) and Environmental scopes (new).

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Jan van Dam
Dutch Flower Group

“We are a frontrunner in the floricultural sector and at the same time we try to inspire other sector members. We truly believe in making ourselves accountable in our collective journey towards a more sustainable and greener world. We therefore need to make our sustainability efforts transparent, impactful and also communicate more about our achievements,

in order to reach our ambitions together.”


FSI members are driving improvements on sustainability key topics with the implementation of field and research projects. Results are shared and used within the network to strengthen practices and ensure progress towards the shared ambition.

Women Empowerment 2
Women Empowerment 2

Project under way (2017-2018)

Chain Transparency 2
Chain Transparency 2

Project under way (2017-2018)

Transition to IPM
Transition to IPM

Project under way (2017-2018)

Waste Water Management
Waste Water Management

Project under way (2017-2018)


Drive Change
Stimulate good practices in the sector and market demand for responsible flowers & plants.
Create impact
Lead the way on sustainability topics together with other front-runners in the sector.
Mitigate risks
Improve environmental and social impacts and mitigate reputational risks.
International network
Join and collaborate with other frontrunners from around the world.
Learn & share
Share and learn from best practices and knowledge across the supply chain.
Funding projects
Have access to co-funding for your investments in key sustainability topics.