Sustainable Florist Barometer


The Sustainable Florist Barometer is an independent and official certification, with which a florist shows that the range of flowers and plants and related products, as well as the
business operations in the shop, are sustainable. A florist can stand out and satisfy the increasing market demand for sustainability. For certification, a florist must meet a number of mandatory requirements and a minimum number of points that can be achieved through optional measures.

The themes discussed in the barometer are:

  • Sustainable range of flowers and plants
  • Waste (separation) and packaging
  • Renewable energy and energy saving
  • Environmentally friendly cleaning
  • More sustainable transport and delivery
  • Attention for employees

Here, a florist can achieve three levels: bronze, silver and gold.

At Dillewijn Zwapak, we like to help our customers to meet the requirements and go for gold. To make it easy for a florist, we indicate in our shops and web shop whether a product meets the requirements. For the current version of the Barometer (January 2020), with our range a florist can achieve points for the following components.

Three mandatory measures

  • DP2 Sustainable floral foam
  • VP 1 Sleeves and PP film
  • VP 2 Chlorine-free paper

Four optional measures

  • K-DP3 Biodegradable pots and vases
  • K-DP4 Fair trade cut flower food
  • K-VP1 Carrier bag raw materials
  • K-VP2 Compostable carrier bags

You will find more information about the Barometer or the certification scheme on:

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