Questions and answers

Below is a list of the most frequently asked questions and answers. If your specific question is not listed, please contact us by phone at +31 (0)6 53 87 93 57 or send an email to info@fairflowersfairplants.com. We will gladly provide assistance.

What is Fair Flowers Fair Plants?
Fair Flowers Fair Plants is a global consumer label for floriculture products that are produced with respect for people and the environment.

Where do these products come from?
The flowers and plants that bear the Fair Flowers Fair Plants label are produced on certified farms throughout the world.

Why do we need a Fair Flowers Fair Plants label?
It is not always obvious that floriculture products are manufactured with attention to the environment and the social conditions of workers. Do you buy flowers or plants with the Fair Flowers Fair Plants label? If so you can be sure that they come from companies that are independently verified on their working conditions and environmental impact. Irrespective of where they are in the world.

What are the social demands?
The social requirements are based on the International Code of Conduct for cut flowers (ICC). which contains requirements related to the safety, health and working conditions of the employees at production companies.

What are the environmental requirements?
The environmental requirements for the Fair Flowers Fair Plants label relates to the use of pesticides, fertilisers, energy, water and waste. Producers are required to keep records of usage, which are subsequently verified by the certifying body.

To what extent are production conditions guaranteed?
Flowers and plants that meet environmental and social requirements can be provided with the Fair Flowers Fair Plants guarantee label by the grower, the wholesaler or the retailer.

How is monitoring implemented?
Each link in the chain, from the producer to the store, must be registered as a participant of Fair Flowers Fair Plants. Participants must be able to prove that products qualify to bear the Fair Flowers Fair Plants label. Monitoring is aimed at verifying whether participants adhere to all of the requirements.

Who are behind this initiative?
The label is supported by trade unions, international organisations from the flower and plant industry and environmental and human rights organisations.

Where can I find products that bear the Fair Flowers Fair Plants label?
Flowers and plants with the Fair Flowers Fair Plants label are sold by florists, garden centres and supermarkets worldwide. In Europe Fair Flowers Fair Plants products are currently available in 10 countries. You can find more information about sales points in your areas through our website. 

Why should I as a retailer, dealer or grower participate in Fair Flowers Fair Plants?
Here are ten good reasons to for your company to participate.