Annually we calculate our environmental footprint. That is actually just a calcuatioin of the resources we use (gas, water, electricity, nutrients, fertilizer, sleeves etc.). which we need to produce our flowers. Divde this by the number of stems we produce annually and we know the impact of a single alstroemeria stem. We calculate this because we want to know what our impact is on the environment and in which ways we can improve. We need partnerships in the chain to make improvements. Every gram reduction in CO₂ is a profit, and we believe together we can be more effective!
Did you know? The alstroemeria is a flower that prefers a cold soil temprature and an average heat, which is why we don't have to heat our greenhouses to a high temperature. Moreover, the alstroemeria is a flower that requires less light than other cut flowers.
The alstroemeria is not very susceptible to disease/viruses, which means that almost all pest control can be done ecologically.
The production process of the alstroemeria is still mainly done by humans. We want our employees to feel at home in our company. Together we can ensure a beautiful product. Training is an important part of this, but also organising fun activities together. Curious about our vacancies? We are always looking for motivated people.)
We work together with the Workcorporation, an institute that helps people to re-integrate in companies. We are proud of the people who start at Tesselaar Alstroemeria, many of them are still part of our team. We have a job-coach working at our company so we always look for more people to help them find the way in our workprocess.
As a company, we are eager to contribute to events and organisations in our local area and within our network. Often by sponsoring flowers, but also through collaborations to familiarise potential consumers with our products. A win-win situation!
Tesselaar Alstroemeria is an active player in the sector, and is represented on various boards at Royal Flora Holland and the Alstroemeria product group. This not only allows us to identify developments in the market and how to respond to them, but also contribute to improvements in the sector.
For many years we are certified by MPS for social, environmental and quality aspects. Our number is 600915.