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VeriFlora

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VeriFlora is a sustainability certification program for cut flowers and potted plants. It is administered by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), a third-party certifier of environmental, sustainability and agricultural product quality claims. It is accredited under ISO/IEC Guide 65, the international standard for third-party product certifiers.

The VeriFlora label indicates flowers and plants have been produced in a manner that emphasizes environmental performance, social responsibility, and product quality. The standard covers the following attributes:

  • Resource Conservation & Energy Efficiency
  • Ecosystem Protection
  • Integrated Waste Management
  • Fair Labor Practices
  • Community Benefits
  • Product Quality
  • Product Safety and Purity

Learn more: VeriFlora websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with VeriFlora's standard is verified by our own organization (second party) following ISO 19011 QMS and EMS auditing (and auditor qualifications), ISO / IEC Guide 65 Product Certification

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Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

VeriFlora, Managed by SCS (Scientific Certification Systems)

Member of

Unknown

Type

For-profit

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Year ecolabel est. 2005

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Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Commodities Other

Other categories: Flowers


Where this ecolabel is found
Canada United States



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Last updated: 24 January 2012