Growing for Gold! Pro-Grow achieves Gold in Kingfisher Circular Value Chain Assessment Report

30th November 2018

The Pro-Grow range of gardening products, which consists of soil improvers and bark chips has struck Gold for being 100% organic, 100% British and 100% peat free. As well as being certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Soil Association, this latest Kingfisher Circular Value Chain accolade demonstrates how Pro-GrowTM is a truly sustainable product for consumers.


From cucumbers to chrysanthemums and from amateur gardeners to professionals, the Pro-Grow product range provides an eco-friendly, carbon neutral way to improve the health and fertility of soils that can be used by everyone across all gardening styles.

 

Raquel Carrasco, Organics and Technology Director, Veolia UK & Ireland said:

“It’s fantastic for Pro-Grow to be recognised by Kingfisher through this award. The fact our products are completely peat free and are made using locally sourced waste organic materials makes it the foremost sustainable product in the market. Our product range guarantees minimal impact on the natural world while boasting an unrivalled quality for consumers – it’s composting without compromising.”


Pro-Grow is owned by resource management leader and the largest composting company in the UK, Veolia.

 

Notes to the editor

Pro-Grow’s credentials have resulted in it receiving Gold in the Kingfisher Circular Value Chain Assessment Report, focused on promoting sustainable products suitable for home use across its Group, featuring: B&Q, Castorama and ScrewFix.


Six of the Pro-Grow peat-free products have been certified Gold by Kingfisher:

  • Pro-Grow Soil Conditioner PAS100
  • Pro-Grow Multi-Purpose Compost Peat Free
  • Pro-Grow Premium Top Soil BS3882
  • Pro-Grow Lawn Conditioner
  • Pro-Grow Bark Chips FSC
  • Pro-Grow Woodchip Mulch

 

As well as B&Q Web, Pro-Grow small bags and bulky bags can be easily accessed by all gardeners owing to direct buy points at more than 100 Veolia sites nationwide, an online Pro-Grow shop and at retailers: Waitrose Web, Crocus.com, GreenTech, Jewson, Gibbs&Dandy, Bowland Stone, Primrose.com, National Trust, Garden Site, Creative Garden Ideas, Amazon, eBay, Lawn Master and Lawn Tech.

 

About Veolia UK

Veolia is committed to protecting the environment and improving the lives of the communities in which it operates. Veolia has been awarded two of the UK's most prestigious business accolades for its role as an environmental and social sustainability leader. It was recognised in 2016 as Business in the Community's Responsible Business of the Year, and in 2014 it was awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development.

Veolia group is the global leader in optimised resource management. With over 163,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them. In 2016, the Veolia group supplied 100 million people with drinking water and 61 million people with wastewater service, produced 54 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 30 million metric tonnes of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of €24.39 billion in 2016.

For more information visit us at www.veolia.co.uk or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/veoliauk.

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