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Step By Step Towards a Lower Environmental Footprint

Tesselaar Alstroemeria shares the results of their footprint calculation

By: THURSD. | 21-04-2021 | 2 min read
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Tesselaar Alstroemeria is a forward company when it comes to sustainability. In their story about alstroemeria Mistral, they already explained how this flower is grown CO₂-neutral.  To be fully transparent about their effort for a better climate, Tesselaar shares the results of the calculation of their footprint with the sector. Step by Step towards a Lower Environmental Footprint

Step by Step

Tesselaar Alstroemeria is moving step by step towards a lower environmental footprint. In 2019, the new, bright white Alstroemeria Mistral was planted at Tesselaar Alstroemeria in Luttelgeest, Netherlands. The company has been calculating its environmental footprint since 2016 with the aim of reducing this annually in order to ultimately have a positive effect on the environment. The promise has been made for the Mistral to compensate for its CO₂ emissions. The 147 tonnes emitted in 2019 will be offset by investing in agroforestry; sustainable forest/agriculture in Bolivia through the Trees for All foundation. This contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals: No poverty, Life on Land, and Climate Action.

Footprint Company

In 2019, Tesselaar Alstroemeria expanded with a third location, where peat was used to improve the structure of the soil, which initially increases CO₂ emissions. In the long term, it reduces emissions through less use of fertilizers and higher production.
Step by Step towards a Lower Environmental Footprint
Rick Tesselaar
The average emission per stem in 2016 was 310 grams and is now 292 grams. Without soil improvement, it would have been 260 grams. "These figures give us the tools to make decisions in our company, we really want to improve our footprint. We are aware that we are taking small steps, but we like to propagate this to motivate and inspire others as well. That is why we have now also stated the CO₂ emissions per stem on our website," says Rick Tesselaar.
Step by Step towards a Lower Environmental Footprint The CO₂ emissions per variety can be seen on the Tesselaar Alstroemeria website
. This is the CO₂ emission of Mistral.

Green Friday

Tesselaar supports the Trees for All campaign to opt for Green Friday on Black Friday, also in 2021: Just "buy" a tree. Or two. Plant trees for a greener and more beautiful world.

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