Wyevale Nurseries operates an Environmental Management System, which complies with the requirements of the ISO 14001 for the production and supply of container grown nursery stock for the garden centre and amenity markets.
Steve Reed, Container Division Production Director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: "We are delighted that we have once again been awarded with an Environmental Management System – ISO 14001.
"We want to be environmentally responsible and ISO 14001 is very important as it is a European Standard. Customers in both markets are constantly asking us about our environmental management – it is a key factor in our business.
"We set a range of targets to reach before the end of July 2016 such as recycling more water – 20,00 0cubic metres, improving space utilisation in our lorries and reducing our plant waste. We will also be monitoring the quantity of agrochemicals used on-site.
"To add to this we also had 160 solar panels fitted, 120 at our head office site and 40 at our Transplants Division. This is a 40kWp size system and we are using the power generated to run our office equipment, irrigation pumps and heating. Any excess unused power is being sent to the National Grid. The expected annual generation is 37,160.00 kWh."
ISO 14001 is an internationally accredited standard that outlines how to put an effective environmental management system in place within organisations.