The KFC Silver certificate is a well respected label for cut flowers & Ornamentals.
KFC administers compliance through an internationally accredited KFC Code of Practice (CoP) on Good Agricultural Practice, sustainability, social accountability, hygiene health and safety, capacity building, environmental protection and conservation. KFC Silver is a very comprehensive audit based certification administered by the Kenya Flower Council. It is a complete certification involving both social & environmental factors.
The Flower Sustainability Index (FSI) has rated KFC Silver in its highest bracket.
The MPS-GAP certificate is designed for companies supplying to retailers, and consists of a series of production requirements regarding traceability, sustainability, safety and hygiene. After MPS-ABC, MPS-GAP is the next step towards improved sustainability.
The certification scheme is benchmarked against GLOBALG.A.P and therefore complies with the requirements for the Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI). FSI is an international organisation with members from all over the world. These members have set the target of having at least 90% of the flowers and plants that are traded globally certified for sustainability by 2020. This means that companies with an MPS-GAP certificate will count towards FSI’s target for 2020. A list of all MPS-GAP-certified companies is available on the MPS Trade Portal
We are currently in the process of getting our Fairtrade Certification and will have the farms fairtrade certified by 2020.
A TRUE LEADER
In order to guarantee quality, consistency, reliability and competitiveness to our customers we have undertaken significant work to ensure standards and working conditions on all farms. And that our suppliers meet ETI based code on ILO standards. We follow an environmentally and ethically friendly approach to sustainable production.
All farm operations are run according to independently certified Good Agriculture Practice (GAP) (MPS) and KFC Silver certification that require operations to use agrichemicals when absolutely necessary under suitable additional practice use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) as part of the GAP.