The HTA has announced that it is changing the name of its British Ornamental Plant Producers’ (BOPP) Certification Scheme to the Ornamental Horticulture Assurance Scheme (OHAS).
Rebecca Grant, Chair of the OHAS Management Committee, said: “I am really excited to announce the change of our name from BOPP to OHAS. Our new name has been created to satisfy all the existing expectations of what the scheme stands for in terms of raising standards, providing quality assurance, and ensuring the highest standards of professionalism within Ornamental Horticulture, whilst recognising that today, we hold a worldwide membership and our name needs to be inclusive of all our members.”
OHAS is a grower specialist group of the HTA. It aims to raise standards in ornamental horticulture. The scheme certificates growers, packhouses and growing media manufacturers to prescribed Standards, through unbiased independent inspections carried out by a UKAS accredited certification body (NSF International). The inspections form the basis of the scheme to set the highest standards of professionalism in the way our members operate.
All members of the OHAS scheme receive an annual inspection, which provides customers with complete confidence in both product and service. The inspections also provide our members with the confidence that their business is up to date with the latest legislation and best practice.