Through the Flowers and Ornamental Sustainability Standard (F.O.S.S) popularly known KFC Silver, KFC enhanced compliance of members farms and continues to promote sustainability in the floriculture industry focusing on:

  • Our Members,
  • Our Suppliers,
  • Our Markets,
  • Our Environment, and
  • Our People

Accredited by South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) since August 2008 on ISO guide 17065, F.O.S.S. encompasses social, environment and good agricultural practices aspects to ensure certified producers foster sustainable, responsible and safe production of cut flowers and ornamentals.

FOSS in the International Market

KFC FOSS is one of the only two standards in the world that meet both social and environmental scope of sustainability.


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The Flower and Ornamental Sustainability Standard (FOSS), also known as KFC Silver Label advocates for social accountability, environmental stewardship, economic growth, good governance and good agricultural practices.



Flower and Ornamental Sustainability Standard (FOSS) and SDGs.


Data Collection on Responsible Environment Practices

The FOSS audit captures data on 5 different levels that ensures sustainability of flower production. Analysis is done on 5 criteria: Energy, Chemical Usage, Water, Fertilizer and biological controls. The graphs illustrate online data collection system of various farms.




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