Plant Health Alliance

The Plant Health Alliance are the owner of the Plant Health Management Standard and the Governing Body of the Plant Healthy Certification Scheme.

The Alliance is a cross-sectoral group with membership organisations spanning ornamental horticulture, forestry and general land management as well trade associations, environmental NGOs and government.

The purpose of the Alliance is to promote and enhance plant health and biosecurity measures to protect plant species and associated ecosystems (natural capital) in the United Kingdom and beyond.


The work of the Alliance

Through a Steering Group the work of the Alliance includes -

  • duties of the Governing Body of the Plant Healthy Certification Scheme
  • aiming to align the Standard with regulatory frameworks
  • providing technical advice to develop the Standard
  • development of plant health and biosecurity training materials
  • seeking for the Scheme to fit, where appropriate, with related schemes
  • activities to promote requirements of the Standard to industry and the general public

The formation of the Alliance was proposed as a result of a plant health conference at Highgrove in February 2018.

Plant Health Alliance Steering Group - Terms of Reference


The Plant Health Alliance Steering Group (organisations)