FlorAmor uses rainwater for the plants. Since sufficient rainwater could become a problem in the future, in recent years a lot of investment has been made in the collection and storage of rainwater. Rainwater is now collected and stored in large basins. The water that is not absorbed by the plants is collected again, purified and reused.
The water consumption of FlorAmor has no influence on the drinking water supplies in the region.
In order to preserve nature, the grass and weeds along the ditch sides are cut. During the breeding season there is no mowing, otherwise the animals can be disturbed. Weeds are controlled manually.
At all locations there is space left between the greenhouses and the ditches. There are a number of sheep keeping everything tidy. Hedgerows and flowerbeds have been created around the various locations.
A bee hotel has also been installed on a vacant piece of land. Therefore, FlorAmor does not use pesticides that contain neonicotoids. The aim of the bee hotel is to increase the population of bees and insects.
The genetics of the products grown by FlorAmor are selected on the basis of the degree of resistance to diseases and pests. The better the plants can cope with this, the fewer crop protection products are required.
The breeding of new Azalea genetics takes place at a sister company. The propagation of the starting material takes place at FlorAmor itself.
Waste materials such as plastic and paper are collected separately within the company and disposed of. Even more important is that FlorAmor has drawn up a waste plan to limit the amount of waste.
In order to further reduce gas emissions, green waste is processed into compost. And in order to further reduce energy consumption, the plants are grown at a slightly colder temperature for a longer period of time before they go to the warm greenhouse to get them to bloom. Cold growing is beneficial for energy consumption and also helps in the fight against pests.
FlorAmor is always looking for suppliers who try to work as sustainably as possible. The transporters must have the latest trucks with the lowest emissions and the energy supplier must be able to supply as much energy as possible that has been generated in a sustainable manner.
FlorAmor is in possession of the most important certificates issued by the international certification organisation MPS, indicating that the products have been grown responsibly and with respect for people and the environment.
Wetering Potlilium is in possesion of the environmental certificates MPS-A, MPS-GAP and MPS SQ.
– MPS-A – indicates the level of sustainability of the company’s operations.
– MPS-GAP – for companies that supply to retailers and concerns traceability, environment, safety and hygiene. MPS-GAP is the next step beyond MPS-A on the road to sustainability.
– MPS SQ – relates to the social aspects of business operations