Certification of Christmas trees
Certification of Christmas trees and decorative greenery is a relatively new measure in the industry, but several of our growers already offer trees that have been certified; this applies to both felled and pot-grown trees.
Certification is your guarantee that the trees are grown with respect for the environment.
GLOBALG.A.P. stands for "Good Agricultural Practice" and has become the standard certification label in Christmas tree production. It is not a label that signifies ecology – it simply guarantees good agricultural practice where the focus is on the natural environment and working conditions.
By purchasing GLOBALG.A.P.-certified products, you are guaranteed that the grower lives up to specific requirements and is subject to continuous supervision.
FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council and is an international non-profit labelling solution for forest products. FSC does not produce or sell products and is a non-profit organisation.
In an FSC forest, no more trees are being felled than the forest can sustain by itself. Also, FSC guarantees that animals and plants are protected, and that the people working in the forest receive training, safety equipment and proper pay.
MPS (Milieu Project Sierteelt) was founded in the Netherlands in 1995 and has since grown to become a dynamic certification company which is active in more than 50 countries.
Like GLOBALG.A.P., MPS works to promote social responsibility and sustainable production with its key focus being garden centre production.
PEFC is the world's leading forest-certification system with more than 200 million hectares of certified forests around the world. It is a not-for-profit, international umbrella organisation whose only purpose is to market sustainable forestry through neutral, national third-party certification bodies.
PEFC is active throughout the entire forestry operation, including timber as well as non-timber products from the forest. The focus is on sustainable production with respect for ecological, social and ethical standards.