MPS-ABC (Status A)

MPS-ABC is more than just a certificate. It is a monitoring tool that helps companies make the necessary adjustment to reduce their environmental impact. By recording usage, measurements can be made to determine how sustainable a company’s production is. This leads to a more conscious use of resources, and growers can use the data to keep making their company even more sustainable. For each use of crop protection products and fertilisers, companies record their usage data in the MPS registration system. In addition, they record their usage in the areas of energy, water and waste, and indicate where, when and how much starting material was purchased. Points can be awarded for each aspect. Based on the total number of points awarded, a company receives an MPS qualification of A+, A, B or C, where A+ is the highest attainable qualification.


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 FSI requirements. To obtain the MPS-GAP certificate you must be an MPS-ABC participant and you need a valid MPS-ABC qualification.

MPS-Socially Qualified

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. Especially now that international supermarket chains are increasingly focusing on both the social aspects and the environmental requirements of your business, MPS-SQ is a useful addition to MPS-ABC.


MPS-ProductProof demonstrates at product level that certain active substances are not present and have not been used in cultivation. It is a system whereby the recording of crop protection products (within 48 hours) and independent sampling can demonstrate that certain active substances have not been used in cultivation.
MPS-ProductProof (product reliability) is an ‘add-on’ to MPS-ABC (business reliability).

Piet Vijverberg is member of Sedex ( Sedex is the largest cooperation platform in the world for sharing data. Sedex ensures that companies can share all kinds of different data, standards and certificates.

‘Being a member of Sedex is a sign Piet Vijverberg is willing to share information, and to use this information in benefit of the etnical values in our supply chain.’



The GGN label represents a certified and responsible production of fish as well as flowers and ornamental plants and provides guidance to consumers in their day-to-day grocery shopping. It promotes the global dialogue between farmers and consumers, and the mutual respect towards humans, animals and the environment.

To achieve this, we rely on transparency – For us, transparency is at the heart of the label. Because consumers can only make rational purchasing decisions if they know where a product came from. That is why this online portal gives you the opportunity to learn more about the participating farmers and to discover how and where exactly your product was produced.