Ghent March 2020 – The potting soil supplier Agaris has been awarded with the Chain Custody RPP certificate. A requirement to achieve certification is that the company extracts all its peat from peatlands that have been certified by the independent Foundation Responsibly Produced Peat (RPP). This ensures that this precious raw material is harvested in a responsible and sustainable manner. RPP is also supported by various environmental organisations to restore valuable natural areas.
Agaris Myco Poland is the first mushroom substrate manufacturer to offer substrate for organic farming in Poland. Polish growers had until now to import this type of substrate from Germany or the Netherlands.
Agaris has forged strong partnerships in its commitment to developing organic fertilizers. These fertilizers are suitable for use in organic farming and are specifically designed to fit within our substrate complex.
By pursuing RPP certification, Agaris produces peat in a responsible manner. RPP assures that peat is not coming from peatlands with high conservation value, that the surrounding areas are not affected by peat extraction and that the bogs are rehabilitated to their natural state after extraction.
The 29th of January 2018 is a new milestone in the realization of our company policy with the obtaining of ISO14001v2015 certification of our environmental management system in France and Belgium.