Opti-flor pursues its social responsibility in various ways. We have a partnership with Haegheflor, which helps us give people who are at a disadvantage on the job market a chance to work at Opti-flor. We also work with REAKT in the field of participation and reintegration.
Our MPS-SQ certification gives purchasers the assurance that Opti-flor meets the strictest criteria with respect to social standards and working conditions.
Geothermal energy was introduced in 2017. Since May of that year, all Opti-flor locations are connected to geothermal heating. This project saves around 13.5 million cubic metres of natural gas, representing 25 kilotons of CO2 emissions per year. This is equal to the annual consumption of some 9000 households. As a result, Opti-flor’s Phalaenopsis is cultivated in a sustainable manner, which contributes significantly to a cleaner and healthier future.
In 2018 we became member of Benefits of Nature, a network of progressive parties in the horticulture sector. Players from every link in the supply chain are represented in this network, with the goal of making the world a bit greener every day. Benefits of Nature computes and improves the footprint of companies and their products in the international agriculture and horticulture sectors. They can subsequently help these businesses for instance with selecting sustainable suppliers and carriers.
We actively inform our co-workers about these initiatives through internal communication channels (newsletter, screens in company cafeteria, personnel meetings).