Dümmen Orange on monitor with sustainability certification

Breeder and propagator Dümmen Orange is on monitor with sustainability certification for its worldwide manufacturing websites. Final yr 5 websites in 4 international locations have been added to the checklist of totally licensed corporations. Dümmen Orange needs all its manufacturing websites to be totally licensed to Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI) requirements by 1 January 2025 and is utilizing the industry-accepted MPS certification to attain this. Dümmen Orange expects to have the ability to full the certification course of earlier than the deadline.

From left to proper: Hugo Noordhoek Hegt (CEO, Dümmen Orange), Maik Mandemaker (Space Supervisor, MPS), Jan Nelißen (MD & Location Supervisor Rheinberg, Dümmen Orange), and Arthij van der Veer (Space Supervisor, MPS).

At IPM in Essen, Hugo Noordhoek Hegt, CEO of Dümmen Orange, was offered with the MPS-SQ certificates for its manufacturing web site in Rheinberg, Germany, by MPS Space Managers Arthij van der Veer and Maik Mandemaker. This makes Rheinberg one in every of its 5 websites to be totally licensed final yr. Dümmen Orange corporations in Uganda and Guatemala have additionally added the MPS-SQ certificates to their present MPS-ABC and MPS-GAP certifications and are, subsequently, totally MPS licensed. The manufacturing web site in Embu, Kenya, was KFC-certified in 2022. The Kenya Flower Council certificates is the sustainability certification normal utilized in Kenya and is akin to MPS-SQ.

“Duty for individuals and the setting is one in every of our firm’s core values,” says Hugo Noordhoek Hegt. “From this start line, now we have drawn up an bold sustainability agenda for Dümmen Orange, overlaying three focal areas: Surroundings, Social and Technological Growth. Clear certification objectives kind a part of this technique. That is essential for measuring and making our efforts clear.”

Maik Mandemaker: “MPS is dedicated to creating the worldwide horticulture sector extra sustainable. It’s good to see that Dümmen Orange is making use of the identical requirements and imposing stringent necessities when it comes to the setting, traceability, security, hygiene and social situations in any respect its websites worldwide. This allows us to work collectively to attain a clear, measurable horticulture sector.” Arthij van der Veer provides: “We develop progressive instruments and certification requirements. MPS requirements are internationally acknowledged and on the chopping fringe of the horticultural {industry}.”

Amongst different issues, MPS provides the certification requirements MPS-ABC, MPS-GAP, and MPS-Socially Certified (SQ). MPS-ABC is a monitoring device that helps corporations make the required adjustment to scale back their environmental impression. MPS-GAP is an entry certificates that enables deliveries to be made to worldwide retailers. With this certificates, Dümmen Orange complies with necessities in areas similar to traceability, setting, crop safety merchandise and recall procedures. The MPS-SQ certificates covers working situations and relies partly on the United Nations Worldwide Labour Group (ILO) requirements. With this certificates, Dümmen Orange demonstrates that it meets the worldwide necessities within the discipline of well being and security.

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