The IRBC Agreement for floriculture was designed to promote sustainability throughout the value chain whilst building on existing knowledge and initiatives. The IRBC agreement therefore ensured that the work on the priority themes can accelerate the 2025 ambition and strategy of the Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI). At the end of the closing session, Ted van der Put (IDH, Chair IRBC steering committee) and Steven Smit (Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs), member of the IRBC steering committee), handed over the final report to Marcel Zandvliet (Dutch Flower Group, Vice-Chair FSI board) and Jeroen Oudheusden (FSI executive officer). FSI will review the recommendations to determine how they will be used to support, complement, and accelerated the international floriculture agenda of FSI.
For a comprehensive overview of the activities, insights, and recommendations, please download the IRBC floriculture sector roadmap report here.
The integration of IRBC learnings into FSI:
We are proud of the work that all the parties in the IRBC agreement have conducted and see it as our responsibility to integrate the learnings, tooling and expertise into the strategy of Floriculture Sustainability Initiative. We will motivate all other stakeholders in the floriculture sector to implement these learnings and tools to keep our sector future proof. We need to upscale to create positive impact and can only do this together!