"Sustainability has been at the heart of who we are for a long time, and we are thrilled to announce that, a company, we are now offsetting so much CO2 we are now Carbon Positive," says Wouter de Vries with the Parfum Flower Company.
"We worked together with the team from Greenhouse Marketers who come on board and guide and help you along your journey to sustainability. The team led by Henri Potze initially measured our usage and collaborated with our existing energy suppliers to reduce CO2 emissions. Then they helped us compensate for our remaining emissions by planting bamboo in the Bamboo Village Uganda."
Alexandra Farms has begun talks with the team at Greenhouse Marketeers to measure their CO2 usage and then they plan to offset by growing trees in Colombia. WANS Roses in Germany have been growing Carbon Positive roses for a long time now.
Tambuzi Garden Roses, in Kenya, is already Carbon Neutral and has been so for the last two years.
“We have to be careful with our planet, and as an entrepreneur, you can play a role in that; in all the choices we make now, we look at whether it can be done more sustainably. By being aware of this yourself and asking your suppliers to do the same, you already make a huge differnece. In addition, as a company, I want to be different from the rest of the market.
"Now, I don’t have to do it from a market point of view, because consumers are not yet asking for sustainable flowers, but there will soon be a momentum in which consumers will choose between a CO2 neutral rose and a normal rose. I hope we will benefit from that," says Wouter de Vries, Managing Director Parfum Flower Company.