Certification Standard for Veriflora® Sustainably Grown Cut Flowers and Potted Plants




Final Standard

Revision Status:

Not Under Revision


This standard provides a comprehensive framework and common set of requirements grouped into three categories (Business Integrity, Sustainable Farming Practices, and Ethical Stewardship) with optional additional requirements that allow producers to achieve further recognition. SCS-001-2 ensures producers and handlers of horticultural plants and cut flowers work diligently to provide a safe and healthy work environment, support farm communities, and protect vital environmental resources such as clean air, clean water, and wildlife habitat while reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions.

Transition period: Producers seeking to get certified will be audited against SCS Sustainably Grown Veriflora Version 4.0 starting January 1, 2024. Starting January 1, 2025, all audits will be conducted against SCS Sustainably Grown Veriflora Version 4.0. Existing certificate holders will transition to the new version of the standard starting at the latest January 1, 2025.


SCS-001-2 Sustainably Grown Veriflora Standard V4.0
SCS-001-2 Sustainably Grown Veriflora Standard V3.3
SCS-001-2 Certification Body Requirements V1-0
SCS Standards Certification and Approval Requirements V1.0