ApproachTo realise these objectives requires cooperation from the supply chain for perennials and flower bulbs. The foundation is not only encouraging growers to have their products certified but also consulting with the providers of certificates in order to facilitate participation among the suppliers.
We also keep in close contact with the companies Waterdrinker and Royal Lemkes, and we work together where possible. Their final FSI ambition is 90 percent GAP-certified purchasing of products, including potted bulbs and bulb flowers, by December 31, 2020. From 2021, environmental registration as MPS-ABC will also become part of their FSI ambition.
In addition, the foundation is working on knowledge development that is necessary to realize the ambitions. Research is currently being conducted into (biological) alternatives to neonicotinoids in production and into the 'true and fair price' with transparency of the sustainability costs of production and trade of flower bulbs. A Carbon Footprint model was previously made for determining the CO2 emissions of shipments of flower bulbs and perennials.