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We take our social and environmental responsibility
All the roses of our brand Rosa Plaza are being grown at our farm AQ Roses in Ethopia. Doing business in a third-world country also brings certain responsabilities. We are convinced that good quality can only be achieved by good working conditions. For us, a sustainable and socially responsible production is very important.
That we have obtained several certifications that recognize this point of view, makes us proud.
Rosa Plaza | AQ Roses holds the following certifications:
- EHPEA Code of Practice Silver - Global Gap
- Fair Flower Fair Plants
The Fairtrade certificate has been obtained in 2014. This means that the nursery meets various criteria in the area of environmentally friendly production and good living and working conditions for employees. Fair Trade differentiates from the other certifications that the consumer will pay a premium for every flower sold under the Fair Trade label. This premium will be available for our employees to support all kind of social projects. An independent committee of workers of AQ Roses will manage those projects. A good opportunity to improve the living conditions of our workers even more.
Every bunch has a label with the Fairtrade mark and our FLO-ID. By which our flowers are traceable.
Not every rose will be sold as Fairtrade, but when our roses are sold as Fairtrade in the store the consumer contributes to better living conditions for our workers.
EHPEA Code of Practice Silver - Global Gap
AQ Roses was in 2015 fhe first farm in Ethiopia to have obtained the EHPEA Code of Practice Silver/Global GAP certificate. We are very proud of this achievement. Recently EHPEA Code of Practice Silver has been benchmarked with Global GAP, an important certification that emphasizes the high demands on the working conditions at the nursery. A certificate that is also regularly required by supermarkets for their products.
Because of this benchmark the EHPEA Code of Practive Silver certification automatically provides a Global GAP certificate.
Fair Flowers Fair Plants
This label shows that we produce our roses in a responsible manner and with respect for people and the environment. Independent organizations audit our nursery on environmental performance and shall ensure that the social conditions of workers are correct. Also the label Fair Flowers Fair Plants make our flowers traceable..
MPS Socially Qualified shows that we produce our roses under good working conditions. MPS-SQ is based on universal human rights, codes of conduct of local organizations represented and agreements of ILO (International Labour Organization).
The MPS-A certificate shows performance in the field of environment. As MPS-A grower we register the use of crop protection products, fertilizers, energy and waste, every four weeks. Based on the usage of these products, the grower receives a qualification. The qualification MPS-A stands for the most environmental friendly cultivation.
The MPS-A certificate shows our performance in the field of environment. As MPS-A grower we register the use of crop protection products, fertilizers, energy and waste, every four weeks. Based on the use, the grower receives a qualification. The qualification MPS-A stands for the most environmental friendly cultivation. BESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswy