SA8000 is an auditable certification standard that encourages organizations to develop, maintain, and apply socially acceptable practices in the workplace. It was developed in 1997 by Social Accountability International (SAI), formerly the Council on Economic Priorities, by an advisory board consisting of trade unions, NGOs, civil society organizations and companies. The SA8000 streamlines the complexities…Details
As many as 22 employees of Dutch Plantin and sister company Van Doren Engineers showed up at the start of the DLL Marathon on Sunday October 11th in Eindhoven (The Netherlands). The money we collect will go to the same charity as before: Udavum Karangal. This organisation takes care of more than 2.500 orphans, vulnerable elderly and people with mental illnesses, learning disabilities and physical disabilities in India.
As many as 23 employees of Dutch Plantin and sister company Van Doren Engineers will show up at the start of the DLL Marathon on October 11 of this year. Last year 5 athletic colleagues collected € 7,500 at the marathon in Berlin. The DLL Marathon of 2015 will be held in Eindhoven (The Netherlands).…Details
A few years ago Dutch Plantin introduced bags with 50 ltr loose coir pith ‘ready to use’. However the existing production line in our biggest factory in India can no longer meet the growing demand. That’s why we have invested in a second production line. So we can handle the orders for next year with…Details
Dutch Plantin strives to be innovative all the time, without compromising on our guaranteed qualities. That’s why we have balanced the use of fertilizers to the exact amount needed for buffering. At the same time we’ve also made steps to reduce the usage of water. Machines in our own control Other examples of innovation and…Details
To make the most efficient use of irrigation water is important for growers, especially when there are problems with drought. Some substrates are better than others for optimizing water use. How do coir products perform in case of drought? What are the benefits of growing on Dutch Plantin coir products? Other substrates compared Bark based…Details
In both the Netherlands and India, Dutch Plantin produces high-quality, uniform and stable cocopeat products. In the Netherlands, largely buffered, and in India, mostly washed or (pure natural) unwashed coir products, depending upon the needs of the client. By being in compliance with international rules and following our own quality management structure, we can ensure good quality and a production structure from source to final product.
Initially, producers used the pure cocopeat in an untreated state as a substrate. It was used for the cultivation of roses and tomatoes, or mixed into composts. It soon became apparent that the coir did not deliver enough calcium to the plants this way. That was due to ‘calcium fixation’.
For many years, the coconut has been renowned for its flesh and milk. However, the shells from coconuts are also used for many different products. Did you know the coconut is also used in food products, as well as cosmetics such as shampoos? Other coconut products include mats and seat stuffing made from coconut fibres. Where does coconut come from and how sustainable is it?