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Sustainability is our business

Together with our customers and stakeholders we can create a future where we all, as a sector, are able to face the global sustainability challenges and profit in a sustainable way.

Our sustainability roadmap is guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and consists of four initiatives that will help us achieve our main target – becoming a net positive company. This means that we contribute more to the world than we take from it.

Our sustainability roadmap

The European Union has set ambitious goals in order to prevent the dangers of climate change. The target for 2030 includes cutting greenhouse emissions by 40 percent.

For the horticulture business in Europe this means opportunities and challenges. Driven by regulation and consumer demand, growers and landscapers who manage to meet or exceed the climate goals are sure to emerge as winners.

At Kekkilä-BVB, we are here to support our customers along the way. We have already developed tools such as the Environmental Cost Indicator concept, which helps our customers understand how choices related to sustainability impact their financial results. And by sharing our proven expertise in organic substrates with customers and partners, we can grow together for a better future.

Our sustainability road map consists of eight main targets with which we will ensure the improved sustainability in the whole value chain during the coming years.

Flourishing people

We enhance wellbeing of our employees, customers and other people in our value chains through a good leadership and social sustainability actions supporting equality and diversity.

Our target no. 1:

We enhance the wellbeing of our employees, customers and partners in the value chain.

View case: Becoming a great place to work

Our target nro. 2:

In 2020 our sustainability impact is understood and transparent, and we have set up measurement to ensure that we reach our main goal – net positivity.

View case: Sustainability training through e-learning

Sustainable food & living

We enable food production globally and well being at homes and cities. Through sustainable growing practices we will co-create and pilot 3 new smart service concepts per year related to food and living, which significantly increase our own and our partners positive sustainable impact. By 2022 we have innovative new products and services that optimize the water management.

Our target no. 3:

We will co-create and pilot 3 new smart service concepts per year related to food and living, which significantly increase our own and our partners positive sustainability impact.

View case: Emissions reduced with 40% changing to rails

Our target no. 4:

By 2022 we have innovative new products and services that optimize the water management.

View case: Optimization of water management in landscaping business

Green growth & recycling

From 2020 all of our innovations promote sustainability. By 2024, we replace 80 % of single use plastics in our packaging with recycled plastic or alternative packaging methods. 100% of our packaging will be recyclable.

Our target nro. 5:

From 2020 all of our innovations promote sustainability.

View case: Sphagnum moss a sustainable raw material

Our target nro. 6:

By 2024, we replace 80 % of single use plastics in our packaging with recycled plastic or alternative packaging methods. 100% of our packaging will be recyclable.

View case: Sustainable packaging and our process View case: 80% recyclable plastic in German Retail Market

Biodiversity & restoration

By 2030 we will be a net positive company, which means that we bring more good to the world than we take from it. Therefore, it is important that our production, products and services enhance biodiversity in a proven way. 

Our target nro. 7:

Together with stakeholders we develop sustainable harvesting and after life concept for peat bogs.

View case: The harvesting of peat bogs

Our target nro. 8:

Our actions significantly increase biodiversity in urban areas.

View case: Rooftop garden Dubai

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