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Creating a positive impact

Dutch Plantin has been making the world a better place for over 25  years. How, you ask? By convincing growers worldwide of the added value of coco as a raw material for the cultivation of vegetablessoft fruitflowers and plants. No other growing medium is more sustainable. But there’s more! Investing in the production countries allows us to improve the lives of many people.

Improving people’s lives

We are convinced that companies can make a positive difference. In southern India, where our main production sites are located, many people have a tough existence. We help our employees build a better future by investing in their well-being and safety through good working conditions, long-term contracts, overtime pay and a pension scheme. Moreover, we insure our staff and their families. Dutch Plantin is SA 8000-certified for this approach. We also support initiatives that help vulnerable groups, such as the Udavum Karangal foundation.


Cradle to cradle

A healthy environment, today and tomorrow. That’s our mission. A mission we can achieve through our cradle-to-cradle products. And that’s exactly what we do. After all, coco products have plenty of benefits for the environment. The growbagsblocks and briquettes made from coconut husks are a more sustainable growing medium than peat for example, because once peat has been dug up, the soil is irreparably damaged. Moreover, coco substrate has much lower CO2 emissions.

Taking care of the planet

Dutch Plantin manages its entire production process from A to Z. That allows us to guarantee a process that is as sustainable as possible, and to continuously optimise it. In our producing countries, we dry coco in the sun, without the need for gas and oil heating. The vast majority of our products are washed in The Netherlands, where water is less scarce than in India. This water is then purified and recycled. Moreover, our innovative pressing system allows us to transport enormous quantities of product at once.