For many years, Dutch Flower Group (DFG) is committed to make the floral chain more sustainable, through several initiatives like Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI). Wild harvesting of foliage or decorative greens is currently out of scope within the FSI sustainable sourcing guidelines, because none of the approved certification schemes makes allowance for wild harvesting practices. That is why a consortium of FSI members and partners, comprising leading company ColorÍginz (part of Dutch Flower Group), Westland Bloemen Export (WBE), Adomex International and Floral Trade Group, have started a focused project to research the possibility of developing a mutual scheme for wild harvesting of foliage.
More transparency and a more sustainable floral chain
The goals of the research are to analyze the risks in the supply chains of wild harvested floral products, to identify a roadmap for reducing the sustainability risks in these supply chains and to examine the role of assurance programs in promoting sustainable wild harvested flora.
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