MPS-ABC certification earned by U.S. grower

July 16, 2009
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Theo de Groot, CEO of MPS, at left, presents Doug Cole with the first MPS-ABC certificate awarded in the U.S.
July 17, 2009 — The MPS certification program has long been active in more than 50 countries, and there is now growing interest in North America.

Last summer, a number of growers began the registration process for MPS-ABC designation, an international environmental scorecard. During this year’s Ohio Short Course, the first U.S. certificate was awarded to DS Cole Growers, Inc., of Loudon, New Hampshire.

“The MPS-ABC certificate is a valuable management tool,” said company president Doug Cole. “It works like a rating scale, indicating the level of sustainability of your operations. The certificate has fully proven its value in the market. Thousands of MPS-ABC certified flowers are sold worldwide every day.”

Cole said North American interest in sustainability measures “is remarkable and still growing. “I expect that many other U.S. growers will have their companies certified for MPS-ABC as well.”



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