Dümmen Orange on track with sustainability certification
Dümmen Orange wants all its production sites to be fully certified to Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI) standards by January 1, 2025.
February 7, 2023 By Dümmen Orange
Dümmen Orange is on track with sustainability certification for its worldwide production sites. Last year five sites in four countries were added to the list of fully certified companies. Dümmen Orange wants all its production sites to be fully certified to Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI) standards by January 1, 2025 and is using the industry accepted MPS certification to achieve this goal. Dümmen Orange expects to be able to complete the certification process before the deadline.
At IPM in Essen (Germany), Hugo Noordhoek Hegt, CEO of Dümmen Orange, was presented with the MPS-SQ certificate for its production site in Rheinberg, Germany, by MPS Area Managers Arthij van der Veer and Maik Mandemaker. This makes Rheinberg one of its five sites to be fully certified last year. Dümmen Orange companies in Uganda and Guatemala have also added the MPS-SQ certificate to their existing MPS-ABC and MPS-GAP certifications and are therefore fully MPS certified. The production site in Embu, Kenya, was KFC-certified in 2022. The Kenya Flower Council certificate is the sustainability certification standard used in Kenya and is comparable to MPS-SQ.
“Responsibility for people and the environment is one of our company’s core values,” says Hugo Noordhoek Hegt. “From this starting point we have drawn up an ambitious sustainability agenda for Dümmen Orange.”
MPS offers the certification standards MPS-ABC, MPS-GAP and MPS-Socially Qualified (SQ). MPS-ABC is a monitoring tool that helps companies make the necessary adjustment to reduce their environmental impact. MPS-GAP is an entry certificate that allows deliveries to be made to international retailers.
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