Thompson & Morgan is committed to leading the wider industry in minimising the impact of its activities on the environment.
The key points of its strategy to achieve this are:
Minimising waste by evaluating operations and ensuring they are as efficient as possible.
Minimising emissions and carbon impact through the selection and use of its fleet and the source of its power requirement.
Actively promote recycling internally across all processes of the business and amongst its customers and suppliers.
Operating and maintaining company vehicles with due regard to environmental issues as far as reasonably practical and encourage the use of alternative means of transport and car sharing as appropriate.
Sourcing a product range to minimise the environmental impact of both production and distribution.
Meeting or exceeding all the environmental legislation that relates to the company.
Applying the principles of continuous improvement in respect of air, water, noise and light pollution from our premises and reduce any impacts from our operations on the environment and local community.
Assessing the environmental impact of any new processes or products we intend to introduce in advance.
Encourage the adoption of similar principles by its suppliers.
For any issues related to this policy please contact:
Thompson & Morgan
T&M Peat Policy
Peatlands are rich in wildlife, provide the world's largest carbon store and perform a crucial role in water management. However, peat extraction for the horticultural industry is seriously threatening these valuable habitats.
We share our customer's concern about the damage which peat extraction does to our natural environment, and we are fully committed to reducing peat use and becoming 100% peat free.
All our own-grown products are currently 90% peat free, and we aim to be 100% peat free by the end of this year.
Our nursery is trialling compost mixes with non-peat additives such as coir so we can adapt to 100% peat-free production whilst maintaining excellent quality across our entire plant range.
Peat-free Vegetable Plants
We have selected a peat-free grower as our chief vegetable supplier, so the majority of our vegetable plants are now grown completely peat-free.
We are targeting new peat-free suppliers and actively encouraging our existing ones to replace peat-grown with peat-free plants.
We are committed to stocking a wide range of peat-free composts at competitive prices and we currently offer composts based on wool, coir, vegetable waste and biochar which are all 100% peat-free. We also stock peat-free ericaceous composts and peat-free soil conditioners and mulches.
We do not offer any pure peat composts. Where we continue to offer peat-based composts these are all reduced peat blends.