Union Fleurs activities are guided by five Key action lines & strategic priorities defined with its membership for the period 2016-2020:
UNION FLEURS ACTION LINES
GOAL 1: Provide industry intelligence and a networking & information platform
GOAL 2: Facilitate seamless market & trade
GOAL 3: Optimise policies & shape an enabling environment for the floriculture business
GOAL 4: Promote sustainable practices & quality enhancement along the value chain
GOAL 5: Stimulate the increase of consumption & sales
To deliver on these strategic priorities, Union Fleurs dedicates its attention to a number of KEY TOPICS:
As a founding member and key partner, Union Fleurs has been involved in FSI from the very start and participated in the constituting working groups in 2011-2012.
The Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI) is a market-driven initiative that brings together over 50 organisations - public and private, that play a key role in the international floriculture supply-chain. FSI members are collaborating to improve practices and drive positive change towards the sustainable production and trade of flowers and plants. They have agreed on the common ambition to reach 90% flowers and plants responsibly produced and traded by 2020.
The FSI Basket of Standards is recognised as verified and independent reference for responsible sourcing, used by the members as well as other industry players to measure and stimulate traded volumes of responsible flowers and plants.
At the same time, FSI members are driving improvements on key
sustainability topics, which include Working Conditions, Pest & Disease Control, Water and Energy use amongst others. Through collaboration in the supply chain, shared knowledge and best practices, and the implementation of
field and research projects, Union Fleurs and other FSI members are committed to make continuous progress towards a more responsible and sustainable sector in the sector.
Since 2013, Richard Fox, Union Fleurs President, sits as representative of the Trade in the FSI Board of Directors.
The FSI secretariat is hosted in its office premises in Brussels.
From a trader’s perspective, a sustainable product is one that comes from a sustainable source: ‘Flowers and Plants originating from sources compliant with environmental and/or social criteria as set out by the standards accepted in the FSI Basket of Standards.’
Visit www.fsi2020.com for more information and resources about FSI.
Or download the Union Fleurs - FSI member factsheet to learn more about the cooperation.