In order to have a sustainable business, Afriflora Sher is working with these partners.
The Floriculture Sustainability Initiative unites sector front-runners in the supply chain with the ambition to obtain 90% sustainable flowers and plants by 2020. The flower and plant industry is facing a number of sustainability challenges such as water use and contamination, pesticide use, working conditions and the lack of transparency in the supply chain.
The Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI) brings together over 30 international front-runners in the floriculture supply-chain in order to drive change on the ground and improve practices through different impact projects and interventions.
Fair Flowers Fair Plants
Fair Flowers Fair Plants is a label for sustainable flowers and plants. The flowers and plants that produced and sold with the label meet the social and environmental requirements of the Fair Flowers Fair Plants standard.
The Fair Flowers Fair Plants standards are based on the International Code of Conduct. These have been drawn up by the International Flower Coordination (IFC); a number of trade unions and human rights and environmental organisations.
The issues covered in the environmental field are in particular the limited use of fertilizers, energy, plant protection products and water and waste separation.
On the basis of the International Code of Conduct and comprehensive checklists a number of existing certification schemes were accurately benchmarked by experts of relevant civil society organisations. Growers who have (a combination of) the following certificates can sell their flowers and plants with the Fair Flowers Fair Plants label:
Afriflora Sher has multiple certificates and is very concerned with the environment. Read more about Afriflora Sher’s environmentally aware method.
MPS develops and manages certificates. Certificates ensuring sustainability in the horticultural sector are becoming increasingly interwoven in companies’ daily activities. The MPS standards are internationally accepted and serve as a guide in the horticultural sector. Not only is the focus on the environment here. With its certificates MPS also gives shape to sustainability in the field of quality care and social aspects. Accordingly, MPS offers the sector ‘tools’ to implement corporate social responsibility in the correct way.
MPS ensures a better image for the entire international horticulture sector. MPS achieves this by making sustainability and quality demonstrable and by showing instinctive urges towards improvement.
See here the MPS certificates of Afriflora Sher.
Being honest and open. That is what a consumer expects from companies today. Transparency is only possible when each link in the chain makes its own contribution. This can be achieved with the MPS-Florimark label. With this label growers, traders and auctions are all judged by the same criteria.
MPS-Florimark Trade looks specifically at the quality and reliability of trading companies and consists of three modular certificates:
Fairtrade Max Havelaar
Max Havelaar Fairtrade is an alternative approach to conventional trade based on a partnership between producers and traders, businesses and consumers.
Through national campaigns, we drive awareness of the importance of fair trade with businesses as well as consumers. Max Havelaar is part of a larger international movement and one of 19 national Fairtrade organizations covering 24 countries.
Afriflora Sher brings…. Living Wages
Afriflora Sher is continuously working on improving the living conditions of her employees. An important part of this is the so-called ‘Living Wage’, a living income so the employees can live well for their basic needs. The basis for this is the information and way of thinking from the Living Wage Lab.
Living Wage Lab
The Living Wage Lab is a platform for co-creation and experimentation. As in a laboratory, ideas are tested and combinations are attempted to come together to create new ideas and prototypes. With the purpose of addressing the living wage issue. Afriflora Sher contributes inspirational lab sessions to apply this to her employees in Ziway.
Hivos is an international organisation that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. With smart projects in the right places, we oppose discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources. Counterbalance alone, however, is not enough. Hivos primary focus is achieving structural change. That’s why they cooperate with companies and organizations, including Afriflora Sher.
Together with Hivos / Living Wage Lab, Afriflora Sher is sharing a dream to have sustainable economies and inclusive societies.
Through its members, it brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges.