We are convinced that sustainable production methods are the only way forward. That's why we invest in innovative techniques, use sustainable energy and strive to reduce our CO2 emissions.
Energy saving & electricity
An outdoor screen placed on the greenhouse roof helps us achieve substantial energy savings. Solar panels are mounted on this screen to generate electricity. Both investments are unique on this scale in Dutch greenhouses.
Since we take sustainability seriously, we continue to invest: cogeneration installations, a heat pump, heat/cold sources and three energy screens. We also buy in green energy. To reduce the greenhouse effect, we have fitted a flue gas cleaner to our combined heat and power installation, and we buy in CO2 as a by-product of industrial processes through an Open Channel Air Preheater (OCAP).
We attach great importance to quality certifications. It underlines our ambition to be a forerunner in a sustainable and social way of working. Ter Laak Orchids have the following certificates.
We have the MPS-Florimark Production label. This top certificate of the MPS foundation assures our customers that we meet the strict requirements in terms of people, environment and quality. Herewith the MPS-Florimark Production is the ultimate sustainability label of our sector.
To get this certificate, we must have four sub certificates:
This is the global eco-label that shows that we grow our Phalaenopsis environmentally friendly at the highest level.
This certificate shows that we meet the requirements in terms of traceability, sustainability and safety. This is the certificate of the supermarket organizations in Europe.
This certificate shows that our business processes are described and that this leads to a noticeable improvement in our quality.
This certificate shows that we deal with our employees and temporary workers in a good, safe and social way.
Fair Flowers Fair Plants
This label assures the consumer that we grow our products sustainably and under good working conditions and that our plants are traceable. With this certification, we show that we meet the highest requirements in terms of environment and employees.