ROOS NURSERIES

SUSTAINABLE ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Sustainable entrepreneurship is one of the pillars of Roos Nurseries. We grow our plants in 100% recyclable, carbon-free pots. The potting soil we use is RHP certified. This means that the substrate meets the right quality requirements for, for example, water absorption, air content, pH, EC and nutrients. The needs of the plant are determined by frequently taking soil samples. This provides the plants with the optimum amount of nutrients.

At the nursery we use environmentally and animal-friendly crop protection products as much as possible. Plant enhancers are used to prevent diseases and pests. These enhancers make the plants naturally resistant to diseases and pests. To determine the water needs of the plants, this is monitored daily. This with the aim of watering as efficiently as possible.

We also separate paper, plastic and green waste. We work with LED lighting in our buildings and all greenhouses are equipped with the latest, well-insulating energy screens. Finally, we work completely neonicotinoids-free to prevent bee deaths.

CERTIFICATES

Roos Nurseries has the following certificates:

MPS-A

MPS-ABC is a certificate that encourages environmentally conscious growing. Roos Nurseries is MPS-A certified.

More information about MPS-ABC can be found here:

www.my-mps.com/abc

GLOBALG.A.P.

The GLOBALG.A.P. certificate applies for companies who supply to retailers. GLOBALG.A.P. requirements have been set for production/growing, traceability, environment, safety and hygiene.

More information about GLOBALG.A.P. can be found here:

www.globalgap.org

GLOBALG.A.P GRASP

GRASP is a GLOBALG.A.P Add On programme. GRASP has been developed to assess social practices on the nursery, addressing specific aspects of workers’ health, safety and welfare.

More information about GLOBALG.A.P GRASP can be found here:

www.globalgap.org/grasp

MPS-ProductProof

With MPS-ProductProof it is provable that certain active substances are not used in floricultural products.

More information about MPS-ProductProof can be found here:

www.my-mps.com/productproof

Sedex

Sedex helps companies identify, manage and correct ethical risks in global logistics chains. With Sedex, information is shared in the areas of labor, safety and well-being, environment and business ethics.

More information about Sedex can be found here:

www.sedexglobal.com