Growing Media Europe (GME) presented its first Sustainability Agenda. To download the document from the GME website click here. The Sustainability Agenda serves as a general policy guideline, describing GME's vision on sustainability and setting out the way forward for the growing media sector.
Drafted by an expert team of GME members, the Sustainability Agenda illustrates how growing media enable a shift towards a more sustainable horticulture, gives insight in the recently launched GME Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) project and explains the main sustainability objectives of GME as an association. The main statements of the Sustainability Agenda are:
- All 3 pillars of sustainability are crucial (environment, economy, society)
- Growing media must be “fit for purpose” in order to be sustainable
- Both raw materials and production processes should be “responsible”
- The sustainability debate should be based on scientifically validated data
Presenting GME's sustainability vision at the IPS convention in Bremen on 14 May 2019, GME chairman Stefaan Vandaele stated that “Proactively dealing with ALL aspects of sustainability and taking on responsibility is a prerequisite for any industry that wants to have a future. Our Sustainability Agenda is a small but important step of navigating the sector in the right direction and creating the opportunity to make a shift towards a more sustainable horticulture.”