Anthura joins Floriculture Sustainability Initiative

Sustainability in the ornamental horticulture sector is becoming increasingly important. Corporate social responsibility and respect for people and the environment may well become a 'license to produce'. Anthura therefore joins the Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI).

Over a year ago, the MPS GAP certificate was granted to the anthurium production location in Bleiswijk. Participation in FSI is a next step.

Anthurium production location Cyclamenweg, Bleiswijk

Floriculture Sustainability Initiative
With joint efforts FSI will work at improving sustainability of the sector and to create a level playing field for growers, wholesalers and retailers. FSI connects international leaders in the horticultural ornamental supply chain, including chain partners such as Waterdrinker, Royal Lemkes Group, Ahold /Delhaize, WNF and IKEA.

To establish an industry-wide sustainability transition, it is important to enter into a partnership with other companies and/or agencies. Anthura, together with the other FSI members, is committed to working together to address social, environmental and economic problems. By joining FSI, Anthura is the representative of the largest product groups (orchids and anthuriums) in the horticultural ornamental sector and will contribute actively to the further sustainability of the sector.

The horticultural ornamental industry is facing a number of challenges in the field of sustainability, such as water usage, working conditions and the lack of transparency about these topics in the supply chain. Membership of FSI also means participating in the three-year project Chain Transparency 2.0. One of the goals of FSI is that by 2020, 90% of its members’ international trade in flowers and plants, is produced in a sustainable manner.

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