SCS has provided leadership in third-party certification in the food and agriculture sector for nearly three decades. The company established the first sustainable agriculture certification for plants and flowers focused on the North American market, Veriflora, in 2004. Certification to date includes well over a billion flower stems and a billion plants, as well as 30,000 acres of sustainably managed peatlands, a host of approved input materials and products, and training of preferred retailers. In addition, SCS now certifies sustainably grown fruits and vegetables.
“We’re excited to be part of an educational process that is long overdue. So far, the market for sustainably grown plants has largely been limited to consumers, said Dr. Keyes, “If contractors began asking for certified plants in bulk, it could alter the growing industry by creating a new demand for sustainably grown plants.”
SOURCE SCS Global Services