VeriFlora® Certified Peatland Products Certification
Lambert Peat Moss Inc. proudly obtained in 2011, the VeriFlora® – Certified Peatland Products certification for responsible peatland management.
VeriFlora® is a sustainability certification and eco-labeling program recognized as the gold-standard in the floriculture and horticulture industries. This certification program is based on ISO 9 001 and ISO 14 001 standards. The requirements for this program involve all aspects of peat production, environmental protection and social responsibility as well as product quality.
Companies that are VeriFlora® certified must meet specific criteria. An independent agency, Scientific Certification Systems thoroughly verifies if the company meets these criteria and the company’s compliancy based on the following elements :
- Responsible peatland management
- Protection and conservation of ecosystems
- Conservation of resources and energy efficiency
- Integrated waste management
- Equitable working conditions
- Community Benefits
- Product Quality
The Canadian peat moss industry has already undertaken steps collectively to maintain and develop the best management practices in the peatland sector and the peat industry.
This certification program for responsible peatland management is the most important standard and compliancy to this program guarantees a firm commitment to ongoing improvement in the production of substrates for horticultural growth.