Environmental Policy

Scotsdale Garden Centre believes that Environmental Issues are of such paramount importance that they merit a Statement of Intent on behalf of the Company, to all those involved in the activities it undertakes and those it serves.

We will uphold the laws and regulations relating to the Environment, and also will respect its sensitivities. Moral issues not enshrined in law or regulations at this moment in time, will be given every reasonable consideration.

We will work diligently to reduce energy and resource consumption, adhering to industry and good practice.

Waste product management and a recycling policy will be pursued vigorously and we will fulfil obligations and, where possible advance initiatives in this area.

We are committed to prevention of pollution and continued improvement in environmental performance, and to influencing and advising our customers and employees in sound environmental practices.

It should be remembered that it is incumbent upon us all to secure a stable environmental future, free from pollution, not only locally, but globally; and to this end we must all act now.

Examples of our current range within our Environmental Policy are that we do not sell patio gas heaters, our furniture is purchased in line with FSC policy (see below) and we are members of the Tropical Timber Organization with full traceability. We stock a wide range of peat free or reduced peat products, also organic alternatives to tradiational products. The sunflower cafe sources local produce wherever possible.

FSC Policy

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the worlds forests. It was founded in 1993 in response to concern about deforestation and demand for a trustworthy wood-labelling scheme.
Timber Buying Policy
As a Company we take our responsibility for sourcing timber products very seriously. We are striving towards being able to ensure that all the timber we sell comes from sources that are credibly certified as well-managed, or from recycled materials.
We believe firmly in offering products from sustainable and environmentally friendly sources.