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
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.
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.
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.
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.