The FSI network is expanding. Five new members representing Retail and Production have joined FSI since the beginning of the year:
Blomsterlandet AB is a garden centre chain with 61 shops in Sweden. Their policy is to buy only certified products, and internally they are dedicated to improving logistics, finding low-carbon alternatives for transport, and reducing plastic use. Joining FSI, they will strengthen certification and responsible sourcing in their supply chain, and participate in the work on environmental impact indicator.
Kuehne + Nagel Because sustainable flowers and plants requires joint efforts of all stakeholders, FSI associate membership is opened to committed companies like global logistics company Kuehne + Nagel. With public concern rising regarding carbon emissions and the environmental costs of transport, Kuehne and Nagel is committed to contributing to environmental protection by providing efficient logistics and offering both, innovative and sustainable logistics solutions to its customers. Read more about their approach.
AIPH, the International Association of Horticultural Producers, is an international organization dedicated to promoting horticultural producers. They support the work of grower associations globally and champion a prosperous and sustainable industry. The subject of sustainability is firmly anchored in the latest AIPH Strategic Plan. As such, they organised as part of their spring meeting 2019, a sustainability conference with the purpose of exchanging knowledge and facilitating discussion on the use of plastics within the industry. They are also actively involved in promoting sustainable production through a special category within the International Grower of the Year awards, and their publication FloraCulture International (FCI) magazine.
Aldi Netherlands: Being one of the 9 branches of Aldi Nord, one of the most important market player in the field of retailing in Europe, Aldi Netherlands sees FSI as an important platform where "Positive changes in the cultivation of flowers and plants can be achieved”. With around 500 stores in the Netherlands, they are willing to contribute through active participation in the “joint actions of all the stakeholders involved”.
Syngenta Global Flower Business comprises of 14 farms operating across Guatemala, Kenya, Ethiopia, Portugal, Florida, California, Turkey and the Netherlands. As Ordinary member of FSI, Syngenta is willing to actively participate in topics and projects around the company’s core competencies, bringing to the table a broad spectrum of experience in production and technicalities along the value chain but also business foresight, human and environmental safety as well as scenarios to improve production quality.
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