In order to improve our operating procedures continuously and thereby impact positively on the environment, Garden Plants Online are wholly committed to the following Environmental Policy:
-To be comply fully with all relevant environmental legislation associated with the Company’s activities.
-To endeavor to use environmentally safe materials, wherever and whenever economically practicable.
-To strive towards the continual reduction of all waste streams to air, water and land, where feasible to do so.
-To recycle and reuse any materials that would otherwise go to landfill, wherever commercially viable.
-To reduce overall consumption by regularly monitoring energy usage.
-To communicate internally and present the policy in the public domain.
-To ensure the environmental objectives in this policy are kept up to date and valid by using regular reviews.
As we are a major force in the timber related industry, we take our social and environmental responsibilities very seriously and are fully committed to upholding the principles of both FSC and PEFC. We do so by aligning ourselves with manufacturers who source their materials from well managed forests. An ever increasing number of the products we market are FSC & PEFC Accredited and inline with our development, were actively engaged in ensuring more of our products satisfy the relevant criteria.
The Forest Stewardship Council
The FSC Principles and Criteria (P&C) set out best practices for forest management. FSC Regional or National Standards are developed by FSC working groups in multiple countries all over the world. Regional and national standards transfer the P&C to the specific conditions and context found in each country or region. FSC certification ensures that products come from well managed forests that provide environmental, economic and social benefits.
The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification
The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) is an international not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) through third-party independent certification. PEFC UK was established in 2000 and is the member of PEFC International. PEFC International is an umbrella organisation that endorses national forest certification systems developed through multi-stakeholder processes and tailored to local priorities and conditions.
PEFC works throughout the entire forest supply chain to promote good practice in the forest and to ensure that timber and non-timber products are produced with respect for the highest ecological, ethical and social standards. Customers and consumers are able to identify products from well sustained forests thanks to its Eco-label.