Tesselaar Alstroemeria towards lower environmental footprint
Variety Mistral produced CO₂ neutral
In 2019, the new, bright white Alstroemeria Mistral was planted at Tesselaar Alstroemeria in Luttelgeest. The company has been calculating its environmental footprint since 2016 with the aim of reducing it annually in order to ultimately have a positive effect on the environment.
The promise has been made for the Mistral to compensate the CO₂ emissions. The 147 tonnes emitted in 2019 will be compensated 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, the company 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 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 communicate 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.
Green Friday Tesselaar supports the Trees for All campaign to opt for Green Friday on Black Friday: "Just buy" a tree. Or two. With that you plant trees for a greener and more beautiful world.