CSR

A company that moves with the times
These days, companies are expected to provide more than just a good return for their shareholders. They also have an important role to play in making our world a better place. At Dekker Chrysanten this is a role that we take seriously and that we are enthusiastic about. And, as we are a family company, we are even more closely connected to society.

Corporate social responsibility


We believe that it is important to maintain a leading position in our sector, but that we do so in a way that is in harmony with nature. At all our production locations we strive to continuously reduce the energy consumption per chrysanthemum produced by selecting modern, well-insulated greenhouses, and innovative energy-saving techniques. By producing in Tanzania, we also profit from a climate that is optimal for production without the need for heating systems. Furthermore, we use water sparingly and reuse fertilizers.

 
 

Reducing the use of plant protection products


The use of chemical plant protection products has been drastically reduced in chrysanthemum cultivation in the last few years due to the growth of biological pest control. Integrated pest management (IPM) is the norm these days. Dekker Chrysanten has identified possibilities to even further reduce the use of chemical products by specifically breeding for disease-resistant qualities. With innovative DNA marker technology, we can evaluate the resistance of a variety against diseases and pests early in the breeding process.

People


We also apply the concept of corporate social responsibility to our employees. This means that we create safe working conditions, offer everyone equal opportunities for self-development, and give people the responsibility that they deserve. Not only do we do this in the Netherlands, but we also do so at all our international locations.

We support local communities by creating jobs and by promoting education through sponsoring much-needed materials and services. Doing business in an honest and fair way is another aspect that defines our corporate social responsibility. This approach ensures that our trading partners and Dekker Chrysanten both get the best out of business.

 
 

Certification

Dekker Chrysanten is MPS certified. The location in Tanzania is MPS-GAP certified.

Read more about MPS here

How do you make a chrysanthemum sustainable?

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