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At Gordale, we believe we all have a responsibility to protect our environment. That’s why we’ve taken the lead with employees and suppliers, making protecting the environment central to our business.
Because we’re so passionate about minimising the impact of our activities, we’re absolutely committed to a continuous process of development. We want our business to grow in a manner that contributes to achieving an environmentally sustainable development, and we wish to reflect this in our business practices through our values and policies.
In developing and operating our environmental policy, we aim to make the requirements of legislation and environmental regulation the minimum standards to be observed – so we always invite new ideas to encourage sustainable development.
Together with our employees, we observe a number of commitments, which are set out in the following statement.
We will periodically review performance, wherever possible, on the commitments contained in this statement.
Gordale is committed to the purchasing of products from a responsible source. To achieve, we ensure, where possible, that all wood and paper products come either from well-managed forests or recycled materials.
We believe that the best way to do this is to purchase products with the FSC logo. We believe certification by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) currently offers the best evidence that wood and paper products come from well-managed forests.
We ensure that:
We shall not knowingly use:
The government aims to see a reduction and eventual phase out of peat in horticulture, both commercially and for home gardeners.
Peat is an organic material formed when plants in waterlogged areas die. Instead of decomposing slowly, they accumulate as peat.
Peat bogs support unique wildlife, storing carbon and rainwater and releasing it slowly to the rivers. Because peat is made slowly, its extraction causes damage to the environment, so we are committed to finding other growing mediums with either less peat in or no peat at all, as long as the end result is the same: quality plants that are safe, look good, smell fine, with the same water needs and good rooting structure.
Look out for the following logos on our growing media products:
Dragon Fly – produced by a full member of the Growing Media Initiative, Dragon Fly meets a strict sourcing code and contains less than 50% peat.
FSC – this compost contains wood products from responsibly managed forests and can be traced back from the store, through manufacturing to the forest of origin.
Please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff should you need any assistance on this or any other aspect of your growing media choice.