Protecting the environment and people

Max Havelaar certified plantations follow strict regulations to protect the environment and groundwater, as well as the use of fertilizers and sprays.
What does this Fairtrade label promise?
If you buy roses with the Max Havelaar Fairtrade label, you have more than just a guarantee that compliance with the stringent environmental and groundwater regulations is being independently monitored.

Max Havelaar makes additional high demands on the plantations it certifies in terms of the handling and use of fertilizers and sprays.

The international Fairtrade standards for roses also include environmental criteria and prohibit the use of the most toxic pesticides.
Compliance is checked
Compliance with these rules is checked regularly.

External environmental experts confirm that Fairtrade-certified plantations are environmental leaders and have been proved to use less spray.
Water - also a topic
Apropos water: water consumption has been reduced by almost half over the last 10 years by switching to drip irrigation and landless farming.

The surplus irrigation water is often purified in a closed cycle and used several times over. The sewage, on the other hand, is purified in natural treatment systems.

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