Bransford Webbs first achieved BS8555 accreditation for environmental management in 2008 and has since continued to retain the accreditation. The audit which took place recently, with Tarian Inspection Services, consisted of a day’s audit of environmental credentials and a site tour.
A number of environmental objectives have been achieved in 2016 with the main success being the investigation and subsequent design and installation of new spraying equipment for the glasshouses. The boom sprayer has led to a significant reduction in spray volume application through a number of factors including more even coverage, different nozzle sizes and reduced pressure.
Managing director Geoff Caesar said: "Garden plants are one of the few products any company can supply that go on to have a positive environmental impact. The product we grow is ‘green’ by its very nature and we firmly believe that we should grow and distribute our plants in the most suitable way we can."