PlanetProof Flower bulbs

'On the way to PlanetProof' is another and international name for Milieukeur Plant products; PlanetProof's sustainability criteria are fully identical to those of Milieukeur. As of 1-1-2019, Milieukeur for Plant products will be replaced by PlanetProof. The Accreditation Board monitors and accredits the Milieukeur certification system.

BROAD SUPPORT

  • The PlanetProof certification scheme has been developed in consultation with flower bulbs growers and traders, the Dutch bulb growers' association KAVB, Wageningen University & Research, governmental organisations and NGOs, including Greenpeace.

SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION

  • PlanetProof, the Dutch environmental quality label, has a broad approach towards sustainable plant production. PlanetProof flower bulbs are grown by innovative farmers, using modern, sustainable technology.
    Purchasing PlanetProof flower bulbs encourages sustainable flower bulb production and protects the environment.

SUSTAINABLE PURCHASING

  • The PlanetProof certificate meets the criteria for sustainable procurement as set by the Dutch government.
    PlanetProof offers the assurance of a sustainable product.

MILIEUKEUR THEMES FOR SUSTAINABLE FLOWER BULB PRODUCTION:

HEALTHY FLOWER BULBS, HELPING NATURE

  • Free of neonicotinoids
  • A limit for the total amount of pesticides used
  • Stimulating biological and mechanical pest control

CLEAN WATER

  • Preventing emissions of pesticides and fertilizers
  • Saving and reusing water

ENERGY AND CLIMATE

Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, for example by:

  • Less energy consumption
  • Use of renewable energy
  • Reducing nitrous oxide emissions from soil and fertilization measures

FERTILE SOIL

  • Maintaining soil fertility
  • Efficient use of fertilizers

BIODIVERSITY AND LANDSCAPE

Protection of nature and landscape, for example by:

  • Borders of flowers and herbs
  • Nesting opportunities for birds and bees

GROWERS, WORKERS AND LOCAL RESIDENTS

  • Good and safe working conditions
  • Appreciation for a more sustainably-grown product
  • Communication with local residents

UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

PlanetProof certified farmers and growers will also contribute to achieving some of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:

  • Energy
  • Production and Consumption
  • Climate
  • Water
  • Soil, Landscape and Biodiversity

RELIABLE

  • PlanetProof is reliable. Inspections and certifications are carried out in accordance with European standards (ISO/IEC 17065:2012) under supervision of the Dutch Accreditation Council.
  • PlanetProof certificate holders are inspected twice annually by an independent certification body.
  • PlanetProof inspections of pesticide use take place on the basis of registration records, purchase invoices, and analyses of residues by ISO 17025-accredited laboratories.

MORE INFORMATION

PLANETPROOF FLOWER BULBS ARE GROWN BY INNOVATIVE FARMERS