The new guide, written by Newleaf Sustainability Practice's Charles Drewe, will highlight to retailers the importance of sourcing sustainable products to protect the reputation and future of their business.
The areas covered in the Responsible Sourcing Guide are:
- Uncertified timber
- Chemicals such as pesticides, scented products and cleaning products.
- Peat and growing media
- Stone and aggregates
- Plastics and their health and environmental impacts
- Cotton and its production in textiles and clothing
- Imported products
- Sourcing from the wild
The HTA also launched a new KeyPoint Garden Retail Market Analysis – a summary report of its Garden Market Retail Analysis 2011, published earlier this year.