As a company, we take our responsibility and are committed to environmentally and socially responsible solutions; we are constantly developing. We follow the MPS guidelines to the highest possible level: MPS SQ, MPS GAP, MPS A+, MPS Product Proof. And we continue… thanks to the Planet Proof programme, we continue to develop ourselves and thereby ensure an ever-increasing balance in nature.
15% energy by applying the new cultivation method. Moreover, we guarantee an even climate in our greenhouses.
The New Cultivation is an innovative cultivation strategy. New Cultivation means that the greenhouse is dehumidified by dry outside air. This outside air is brought into the greenhouse with the aid of air treatment units. Because the air in the greenhouse is now drier, less air needs to be vented to get rid of the excess moisture. Heat can therefore be contained in the greenhouse.
We reduce energy consumption through the combination of LED and high pressure sodium lamps in our growing department.
It is a hybrid lighting system, the LED lamps emit much less heat, in a department that we want to have as cool as possible.
20% energy and fertilizer savings per unit of product by applying plant growth cells (PGC).
Because of the PGC there is also a high degree of uniformity of light, water and nutrition. The use of space has increased by 20% as a result of the PGC, resulting in a significant reduction in the use of energy and fertilisers per unit of product. We reuse the growing vase; we disinfect the vases in a specially designed washing line of UV light.
We keep the heat out by means of special outside screens on our greenhouses.
As a result, when it is not too sunny and the screens can remain open, we benefit optimally from natural light that favours the growth of our plants. On warm days, the outside screens are closed and keep the solar radiation and heat outside the greenhouse in departments that we want to have as cool as possible.
With more than 950 solar panels we generate 285 kw.
This is enough power for as many as 850 households
We use the CO2 from the bone leak for the growth of our plants.
The ‘waste product’ of the Botlek is in fact a valuable raw material for our plants. The plant converts the CO2 into oxygen (O2) by means of photosynthesis. This is how we help each other in the region.
Complete recirculation of the feed water
This means that we disinfect and recirculate all our feed water, which means that we more than meet the set emission requirements.
Did you know that sandwich facades save 10 times more energy than glass?
In our warm department, our facades are now fitted with sandwich panels instead of glass. This makes it easier for us to contain the heat inside the greenhouse.
We offer our customers the cardboard packaging
Everyone has the choice to make their own contribution to the environment. We pack our Little Kolibri Orchids in recyclable cardboard boxes; this replaces the plastic tray & plastic sleeve that goes around the plant. In this way we all contribute.
We have our own power generator (CHP), which we use to generate electricity for our lighting and heat pumps in our greenhouses.
We use the residual heat released in this process to heat our greenhouses.
Binding and buoys
We think it’s extremely important that everyone feels a bond with each other and with our organisation.
Binding and buoys
We take good care of our people, there is little staff turnover. during our last employee satisfaction survey we scored a 7.9!
In order to maintain and increase the atmosphere within the company, OK Plant has invested in a very attractive company canteen in 2018, where employees can eat and drink together during the break. The appreciation is definitely mutual. For example, it was greatly appreciated to be able to determine the vision and strategy together.
We find it important to support social projects in our environments
Since 2018, we have made a greenhouse available free of charge for the Boeregoed project.
This foundation is dedicated to people with a disadvantage on the labour market.
We sponsor several events per year.
We are also proud sponsors of Westlandia football, Westlandia handball, Ride for the Roses , Westland Ride , Team Westland, Westlands Men’s Choir, Valto basketball club, soccer club Achilles Veen, NOAD ’32, Olympus 70, Girls Empowerment Foundation, Foundation right gear, Bradelier loop, Foundation AHA, Foundation Safe Education and stop bullying.