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Kekkilä-BVB’s certificates, memberships and frameworks

We are committed to constantly developing our environmental sustainability and safety. Through measuring and monitoring and earning certificates, we want to show our customers and stakeholders that we are committed to constantly improving the quality of our products and operations.


ISO 9001:2015 is the most internationally known and widely used quality management standard. The standard enables companies to better serve their customers and ensure that products and services meet the requirements of customers, stakeholders and authorities. In Kekkilä-BVB the main goals of the quality management is to continuously improve the operations, minimize the risks and increase customer satisfaction. More information about ISO standards.

Kekkilä-BVB ISO 9001 Quality Certificate

Kekkilä-BVB Brill Substrate GmbH ISO 9001 Quality Certificate


ISO 14001:2015 is the world’s best-known model of environmental management system. ISO 14001 specifies the requirements for an environmental management system that an organization can use to enhance its environmental performance and promote sustainable development. More information about ISO standards.

Kekkilä-BVB ISO 14001 Enviromental Certificate


ISO 45001:2018 specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system. ISO 45001 helps to provide safe and healthy workplaces by preventing work-related injuries and sick leave, as well as by proactively improving its OH&S performance. More information about ISO standards.

Kekkilä Eesti OÜ
Kekkilä Eesti OÜ ISO 45001


Foundation RHP is an organization for quality control of horticultural substrates in Europe, based on chain control. RHP checks raw materials and compositions of substrates according to established standards and requirements. These standards are based on chemical, physical, phytogenic and common aspects. After analyzing and approval, the substrate receives the RHP quality mark. This means that substrates with the RHP quality mark are safe, reliable and specifically fit for the purpose. Under the RHP quality mark products can be traced back to the original constituents. The independent Certification Institute ECAS checks production and files regularly to confirm that substrates are produced in conformity with the specifications and demands.

Kekkilä-BVB RHP


The RPP (Responsibly Produced Peat) Principles and Criteria ensure responsible peatland management during and after peat production. The aim of RPP certification is to secure that peat for substrates is harvested from responsible sources. Peatland with high conservation value will not be selected. The aim will be rehabilitation to original natural conditions, as close as possible and practically feasible. The RPP certification scheme consist of five chapters on production and one on the Chain of Custody: Legality, Good governance, Site selection, Site preparation and peat extraction, After-use/Rehabilitation, Chain of Custody and RPP-labelling.

Kekkilä-BVB RPP chain of custody

Kekkilä Eesti OÜ
Kekkilä Eesti OÜ RPP Kuislemma

Kekkilä-BVB Eesti 
Kekkilä-BVB Eesti OÜ RPP Sooniste I
Kekkilä-BVB Eesti OÜ RPP Sooniste II

Kekkilä Oy
Kekkilä Oy RPP Linturahka

Hasselfors Garden AB
Hasselfors Garden RPP Ekebymossen


Foundation Quality Mark Good Soil (QMGS) is an independent quality mark for potting soils for the consumer market. QMGS guarantees the quality, safety, composition, purity and usability of the product. Also corporate social responsibility, attention for environmental aspects and accountability of product management are part of the quality mark. QMGS certification is carried out by Control Union, an independent and globally operating certification institute. More information about the QMGS.

An assessment guideline (BRL) is a document containing all information for the assessment of a certification system for Dutch landscaping products. The requirements included relate to both private law (quality requirements of the market) and public law (idem, of governments). Landscaping  is in possession of a BRL9341 and BRL9335 certificates, for stony substrates and composite soil products respectively. BRL certification is carried out by KIWA. More information about the BRL (availabale only in Dutch).

BVB Quality Mark Good Soil
BVB BRL9335-4 Samengestelde grondproducten
BVB BRL9341 Steenachtige producten

Memberships and Frameworks

UN Global Compact

CEO commitment to implement universal sustainability principles and  to take steps to support UN goals.

UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

The global standard for preventing and addressing the risk of adverse impacts on human rights.

Carbon disclosure project (CDP) 

A not for profit charity that runs the global disclosure system to manage their environmental impacts.

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

A sustainability reporting framework that helps businesses communicate their impact on critical sustainability issues.

Upright Project net impact assessment methodology

A model to quantify in automated way the net impact of companies on people, planet, society and knowledge.

Taskforce on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

A framework to incorporate evaluation of climate-related risks and opportunities into company management.