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Future Fit Glossary

Explanation of the terminology, and links to the sources used, in the Future Fit Framework for sustainability in horticulture.

About the Future Fit Framework

Amfori BSCI risk index

The risk classification of countries relies on the Worldwide
Governance Indicators from the World Bank.These
determine the level of risks related to governance in sourcing
countries. The index evaluates countries on risks related to
topics such as human rights, labor conditions and corruption.

Amfori Code of Conduct

The amfori BSCI Code of Conduct refers to international
conventions such as the Universal Declaration of Human
Rights, the Children’s Rights and Business Principles, UN
Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights, OECD
Guidelines, UN Global Compact and International Labour
Organization (ILO) Conventions and Recommendations
relevant to improve working conditions in the supply chain.

Environmental Performance Index

The 2022 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) provides a
data-driven summary of the state of sustainability around the
world. Using 40 performance indicators across 11 issue
categories, the EPI ranks 180 countries on climate change
performance, environmental health, and ecosystem vitality. It
was developed by the Yale Center for Environmental Law &

Fair Trade Hired Labour Standard

The purpose of the Fairtrade Standard for Hired Labour is to
set the requirements that determine participation in the
Fairtrade system that applies to workers, empowering them to
combat poverty, strengthen their position and to take more
control of their lives. The requirements ensure that employers
pay decent wages, guarantee the right to join trade unions,
and make certain that health, safety and environmental
principles are adhered to.


FSC forest management certification confirms that the forest
is being managed in a way that preserves biological diversity
and benefits the lives of local people and workers, while
ensuring it sustains economic viability.

Global G.A.P

GLOBALG.A.P. is a brand of smart farm assurance solutions
developed by FoodPLUS GmbH in Cologne, Germany, with
cooperation from producers, retailers, and other stakeholders
from across the food industry. These solutions include a range
of standards for safe, socially and environmentally responsible
farming practices


ISO 9001 sets out the criteria for a quality management
system and is the only standard in the family that can be
certified to (although this is not a requirement).


ISO 14001 sets out the criteria for an environmental
management system and can be certified to. It maps out a
framework that a company or organization can follow to set
up an effective environmental management system


For organizations that are serious about improving employee
safety, reducing workplace risks and creating better, safer
working conditions, there’s ISO 45001. ISO 45001 builds on
the success of earlier international standards in this area
such as OHSAS 18001, the International Labour
Organization’s ILO-OSH Guidelines, various national
standards and the ILO’s international labour standards and


MPS-GAP is an entry certificate that allows deliveries to be
made to international retailers. With this certificate, you
comply with requirements in areas such as traceability,
environment, crop protection products and recall
procedures. MPS-GAP is benchmarked against
GLOBALG.A.P. and meets the FSIrequirements.


Good working conditions play an important role for many
traders and consumers. With the MPS-Socially Qualified (SQ)
certificate, you demonstrate that your company meets the
national and international requirements in the field of health
and safety.


PEFC, the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest
Certification, is a leading global alliance of national forest
certification systems. As an international non-profit, nongovernmental organization, we are dedicated to promoting
sustainable forest management through independent thirdparty certification.

QMGS certification

Quality Mark Good Soil (QMGS) is intended for companies
that supply and / or sell potting soils, ground covers and soil
improvers within the hobby sector. QMGS provides a good
answer to the requirements and wishes of consumers and

Rainforest Alliance Certificate

The Rainforest Alliance seal promotes collective action for
people and nature. It amplifies and reinforces the beneficial
impacts of responsible choices, from farms and forests all the
way to the supermarket check-out. The seal allows you to
recognize and choose products that contribute toward a
better future for people and planet.

Real food standards 2.1

The Real Food Standards are a guide to socially and
environmentally responsible food purchasing
for colleges and universities, developed in deep collaboration
with advisors and stakeholders including 100+ farmers,
ranchers, fishermen, industry experts, campus dining staff, and
students in the United States.


The RHP quality mark gives a thorough quality judgement on
the certified substrates. Substrates, soil supply and soil
improving materials with the RHP quality mark are stable and
guarantee an optimal nutrient medium.


Responsibly Produced Peat certification ensures that
peatland will be used, managed and restored responsibly.


The SA8000 Standard is the world’s leading social
certification program. The SA8000 Standard provides a
framework for organizations to conduct business in a way
that is fair and decent for workers and to demonstrate their
adherence to the highest social standards.

Water stress index

In response to growing concerns from the private sector and
other actors about water availability, water quality, climate
change, and increasing demand, WRI applied the composite
index approach as a robust communication tool to translate
hydrological data into intuitive indicators of water-related