In 2018, Hillier Nurseries joined The Planet Mark. This is a certification programme that recognises companies committing to continuous improvements in sustainability allowing companies to measure and find opportunities to reduce carbon emissions, energy and water consumption, waste, and more.
5% reduction in our carbon footprint every year
At Hillier Nurseries we aim to be a leader in good environmental practice, developing a sustainable approach to managing waste, water and its plants.
Waste is kept to a minimum throughout the nurseries’ supply chain, and we are proud that our nurseries were one of the first to introduce kerbside recyclable non-black pots in spring 2019, with 99% of black plastic now recycled on-site.
Our nurseries are also 85% water self-sufficient through a drainage system in which rainwater and irrigation runoff is collected, filtered, cleaned, treated on site and used to irrigate crops.
At Hillier we have moved to 100% peat free growing in all our container grown plants.
In 2019, we also became the first UK ornamental tree nursery to be accredited with the Woodland Trust’s UK Sourced and Grown Assurance Scheme (UKSG), whilst also holding The Plant Healthy certificate and are ISO14001 accredited.
Hillier has always been a pioneer within horticulture, pursuing policies that have proved both commercially and environmentally beneficial.
Find out more about our award-winning approach on our company Environment page.