Environmental Policy

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:

Environmental Officer
Thompson & Morgan
Poplar Lane
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP8 3BU

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.

In line with UK government legislation, we will be withdrawing all bagged peat-based composts from sale ahead of the 2024 deadline, and already have a wide range of peat-free growing media on offer to our customers. We do not offer any pure peat composts. Where we continue to offer peat-based composts these are all reduced peat blends.

Compost trials and our suppliers

Following extensive trials of different peat-free mixes, all our own potted plant production is now carried out using peat-free blends, and we are working with growers in the supply chain to source plants grown in peat-free growing media ahead of the changes. We are already making big moves in this area; in recent years we have worked closely with our growing partners to remove peat from all our value and garden-ready flower plug plants where the volume of our sales are concentrated. In 2022, 95% of the compost used to grow our plants was peat-free and we're talking to our partners to remove that final 5% as soon as possible.

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.

Peat-free Composts

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.

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