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Growing together for a better future

We create innovative solutions for growing food, gardening and greener cities through collaboration and education. We believe that nature positive solutions are essential in clean food production and greening urban environments. We also believe that sustainable solutions create a positive mood and an optimistic view towards the future .

Carbon intensity in our value chain -50%

Together with our partners in the value chain we will cut the carbon intensity -50% by 2030.

 

Increase the use of circular material 

We aim at increasing the use of circular raw materials in our growing media and for our packaging by 2030.

100% Responsibly produced peat

Our goal is to use 100% certified responsibly produced peat in own production by 2030.

Collaboration is the key

Responsible and engaged partners are in the center of our operations. For the common good we want to sign a Code of Conduct with all our partners.

Sustainability is at the core of our strategy and purpose

People, Planet and Products – These are the three perspectives from which we approach sustainability to achieve our ultimate target to improve our net positive impact every year, which means that we constantly want to contribute more to the world than we take from it.

The climate crisis, the loss of biodiversity, the ecosystem decline, the growing population and the increased need for food are challenges we have identified as those we can have the biggest impact on. These societal developments will bring both challenges as well as opportunities to this sector and to our business. Read more >

A lean governance structure

Kekkilä-BVB Leadership Team is responsible for the successful execution of our sustainability work and the roadmap. This ensures that sustainability is integrated within the business and that ambitions are carried by the different business units and functions we have in the organisation. All employees of Kekkilä-BVB have relevant sustainability targets on their yearly targets. Through the involvement of all our colleagues whether in procurement, operations, HR, sales or another department we make it happen. Kekkilä-BVB Sustainability Director and Sustainability Manager make sure that sustainability ambitions fit with market needs and developments and manage progress on our targets.

Click here to read more on our sustainability actions and achievements in the Sustainability report by Neova Group. Scroll down to page 54.

The three focus areas of our sustainability roadmap take both the environmental, social, and business aspects of sustainability into account.

Our targets to improve our products and solutions

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Our targets to do business in balance with the nature

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Our targets to support the growth of our people and partners

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Collaboration is the key

We create growing media solutions to enable sustainable development. The only way to decrease our net impact is through collaboration with customers and partners in the value chain. In sustainability, there are no competitors, there are only partners with whom you can grow together for a better tomorrow.

We’re working with more than 50 collaborators throughout the value chain of growing to build joint knowledge and encourage ecosystem thinking. Our innovations contribute to sustainable solutions for food production, gardening and landscaping.

Improving our impact every year

Our sustainability roadmap is guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and our main target is to improve our net positive impact every year. This means that we want continuously contribute more to the world than we take from it.

How does Kekkilä-BVB contribute to the UN SDGs?

 

Already a net positive company

Our roadmap guides us in being a net positive company, a company that contributes more to the world than it takes from it. The best way for us to do so is by providing safe, socially responsible, environmentally friendly and effective growing solutions. 

Based on a scientific validation by The Upright Project we create more than four times the societal value an average company creates for each euro of revenue.

Life-cycle Assessment

We use a Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) to evaluate the environmental impact of the raw materials we use while optimising growing performance. Our R&D department is collaborating with knowledge institutions, suppliers and customers to find new materials that can be used for growing media. All of these materials have their own specific properties from a performance and sustainability aspect.

The LCA shows the environmental impact in several stages of the life-cycle: extraction, logistics, production, use and end-of-life. It can also provide insight into more than just one topic. It is possible to show how a certain product impacts resource scarcity, carbon footprint, water consumption, biodiversity, etc.

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