Environmental Certification MPS A
Sustainable development has become a major concern.
This is why the ROBIN nurseries, already certified for their quality organization and their permanent improvement approach according to ISO 9001, wished to develop their activities in respect of the environment.
We are therefore committed to MPS certification: This international label, specific to horticultural and nursery production, certifies a reasoned approach around the environmental impact.
The MPS approach commits us to sustainable development by gradually decreasing the use of pesticides, fertilizers, energy and treating waste responsibly.
The method consists of a rigorous and continuous recording of the products used, monitored monthly by the certifying body MPS; it evaluates the company's consumption, and takes into account the surfaces and type of crops, compared to consumption standards established by the MPS organization from all MPS members (1). He then assigns the company a letter (MPS A, MPS B, MPS C) according to the points made by the company, the objective being of course to reach the best environmental practices and obtain the label MPS A. Our commitment to the MPS approach obliges us to reduce each year our consumption of pesticides, fertilizers and energy in a dynamic of permanent improvement.
Our company received in July 2010 the result of its first MPS qualification:
ROBIN nurseries are certified MPS - A, the highest qualification, in their first year of operation.
MPS horticultural practices are complementary to the ISO 9001 standard according to which we have already been certified for several years. Indeed, the MPS standard qualifies the results (improvement of the results) and the ISO 9001 standard sets up the means allowing this continuous improvement.
Through our commitment to MPS, we demonstrate our commitment to preserving the environment.
(1) MPS in figures in 2009:
- World: 4,000 certified producers, 24,300 hectares
- France: 95 certified producers, 2,485 hectares of nursery and horticulture