A PLACE OF CULTURE AND NATURE - ETHIOPIA
The highlands of Ethiopia can be considered as a perfect place for growing our flowers. With its outstanding climate and healthy land, we can provide and supply flowers, year-round.
As floriculture is a very intensive way of production, Florius has, as one of its main goals to invest in Nature.
Therefore, in Ethiopia with over 350 hectares of land, only 45 hectares are used for Floriculture and the other 85% is managed as a nature reserve. Within a period of 10 years, the natural habitat on the farm is becoming a true paradise, with various kinds of birds and mammals moving to the blossoming place.
The farms in Ethiopia follow the code of practice, certified by The Ethiopian Government.
The EHPEA Code of Practice is a voluntary sector standard developed by the sector to guide, monitor and communicate the social and environmental performance of flower and cuttings farms engaged in production for export. For more information, please click here.
The Rainforest Alliance is an established global leader in sustainability certification—a powerful, proven tool for advancing best practices for land use, farm management, and the stewardship of natural resources. This certification is a journey of continuous improvement, fortified by advanced monitoring techniques and complementary interventions. Rather than a pass-fail model focused solely on compliance, the certification model of the Rainforest Alliance measures and incentivizes progress along the entire sustainability journey. For more information, please click here.
Health and Labor:
- Over 1000 people are employed, with an average of 7 persons depending on each employee
- The income of the employees is 25% higher than the other comparable workplaces
- Women are independent by earning their own salary. The ladies’ population is 60% of the entire work force
- All labor rules and laws are applicable
- Training of various subjects such as HIV, safe pesticide use, hygiene are given
- The secondary school in the adjacent village is expanding with the contribution of the farm
- All staff are provided with uniforms and protective shoes/boots