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  The flowers and ornamentals industry

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The flowers and ornamentals sector is made up of countless companies worldwide. It all starts with a seed or a shoot of a flower or plant, which then passes through a number of links of the chain until it has become a fully fledged flower, plant, bulb or tree. It is then sold to customers by florists, supermarkets or garden centres. On these photographs you can see what flowers, plants, bulbs and trees look like during the various phases of the supply chain.


  Trade and retail

Certificates for sustainable flowers and plants


MPS-ABC is more than a certificate. It is a monitoring tool that allows companies to push the right buttons to reduce their impact on the environment. By recording usage, it is measured how sustainably a company produces. This leads to a more conscious use of resources and growers can use the data to make their business more sustainable.


MPS-GAP is an entry certificate that allows deliveries to be made to international retailers. With this certificate, you comply with requirements in areas such as traceability, environment, crop protection agents and recall procedures. MPS-GAP is benchmarked against GLOBALG.A.P. and meets the FSI requirements. To obtain the MPS-GAP certificate you must be an MPS-ABC participant and you need a valid MPS-ABC qualification.


Sound working conditions play an important role for many traders and consumers. With the MPS-Socially Qualified (SQ) certificate, you demonstrate that your company meets the national and international requirements in the field of health and safety. Especially now that international supermarket chains are increasingly focusing on both the social aspects and the environmental requirements of your business, MPS-SQ is a useful addition to MPS-ABC.