Why take action?Companies trading in flower bulbs and perennials felt the need to join forces with regard to issues relating to sustainability and quality. For this reason, a manifest in which the signatories stated their objectives regarding sustainability and quality was signed in September 2017 by a large majority of the sector that supplies retail businesses.
Their aim was to take an active role in making an ongoing contribution to a flower bulb and perennial sector that will meet tomorrow’s demands for high-quality products produced and marketed with respect for individuals, society as a whole and the environment. Priorities established by the manifesto:
- The flower bulbs and perennials to be purchased by the participating companies will have been sustainably produced and processed.
- The quality of the products to be purchased and marketed (including authenticy of variety and flowering capacity) will be guaranteed by an agreement on guidelines concerning monitoring and transparency.
- The sustainability and quality of the signatories’ operations will receive their ongoing attention.
Meanwhile beside flower bulbs and perennials, potted bulbs and bulb flowers are also part of the platform.