Responsible conduct: Environmental footprinting

Read what the FSI members are doing to measure & reduce the environmental footprint of flowers and plants, with a first focus on Carbon.


FSI members have committed to reducing the environmental footprint of flowers and plants. Indeed, focusing on the footprint of a product rather than a company. Specifically, a target of 25% reduction had been set for three common products: roses, chrysanthemum and phalaenopsis. First and foremost, FSI is committed to aligning the industry on methodologies for footprint calculations. This alignment is extremely important and a prerequisite to be able to make any claim regarding a footprint of a product. FSI takes part in the Technical Secretariat of the development of the FloriPEFCR methodology: a set of harmonised rules for calculating the environmental footprint of potted plants and cut flowers in the framework of the European Commission’s Product Environmental Footprint.