Hortiq horticulture system certification is the AVAG branch association’s response to the increasingly high demands made on glasshouse cultivation, including those in the field of the accuracy and predictability of climate control. Glasshouse builders and installers make an important contribution to the quality of the Dutch horticultural product. The official award of the first certificates will take place at the 2009 Horti Fair.
The Hortiq certificate covers both product quality and process management. Companies who use the quality mark therefore have to comply with both technical quality standards and organisation and management standards. Performance in these fields will be assessed by the independent measuring institute KIWA. Hortiq is not exclusive to companies affiliated to the AVAG, which means that it can be used throughout the entire branch.