Kirton Farm Nurseries Ltd, home of the ‘Hairy
Pot Plant Company’, is a privately owned nursery producing
and selling both ornamental and edible plants. The nursery operates two
production areas, a specialist propagation unit supplying young plants
to other nurseries for growing on, and a larger plant production unit,
producing finished plants in environmentally friendly pots and trays,
for nurseries, garden centres and our retail website. We are committed
to producing quality products backed up by great service, with a particular
focus on sustainability and good environmental practices. We are aiming
to continue to reduce our carbon footprint, lessen pollution risks and
minimise the loss or misuse of the world’s non-renewable resources.
This is a brief summary of what we do to protect the environment and increase
- Every day, in all our activities we consider
our impact on sustainability and the environment.
Strive to continually improve our sustainability
and environmental performance by monitoring, reviewing and minimising,
the environmental and social impact of all the stuff we do.
Reduce waste by working out better ways of doing
things, re-using, refurbishing, composting and recycling where we
can, and by purchasing natural, recycled or refurbished products
and materials when possible.
Make more efficient use of materials and resources
such as energy and water in all areas, paying particular attention
to those that are not renewable.
Buy and use sustainable and environmentally
responsible products if they are suitable for the job.
Promote environmental awareness among our employees, encouraging
them and providing them with opportunities to take an active role
in living and working in an environmentally responsible way.
Tell our customers and suppliers, as well as the
general public and local community about our sustainability and
environmental achievements and encourage them to support them and
take a part themselves in improving their own environmental performance.
Although we use very few hazardous materials we avoid their unnecessary
use and always seek alternatives where it is feasible. We take all
reasonable steps to protect human health and the
environment when they are used, stored and disposed of. Where required
by legislation, or where significant health, safety or environmental
hazards occur, we develop and maintain appropriate emergency and
spillage response procedures, just in case.
We will review this policy statement every now and then or when we have
any major change in production. It will be available on site for our staff
and posted on our websites for all to see.
Taylor (Managing Director)