Throughout its long years of activity, the processes and products of Alfarroxo Trading are constantly recognized and evaluated by European entities that regulate the substrate sector.
At the external level, we are an active member of RHP, an organization that regulates the control of the entire production and transportation process in order to guarantee the quality of the raw material. Its criteria are based on chemical, physical and pathogenic characteristics.
The RHP quality mark garantees the quality of the product in the chain from extraction till processing at the grower. The production site, the operating process, storage facilities and logistic processes are monitored as well the product.
In addition, we integrate the German Competence Center “Gütezeichen Substrate für Pflanzen” - GGS, which ensures and certifies the pine bark standard as well as, the integrity of the product in accordance with all technical requirements.
Finally, we are a member of the FSC and PEFC groups, taking on the commitment to implement and manage the chain of custidy in accordance with the requirements of the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification). These commitments reveal the assumption and responsibility of the product from the forest to the final consumer.
In order to conclude, we present a main reason justifying that is Alfaroxo Trading adopting an FSC and PEFC policy.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and PEFC (Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes) are independent and global organizations that promote sustainable forest management through forest certification.
These certifications are based on the control of products with a forest origin, that is, they originate in forests with sustainable forest management, recycled sources and / or controlled sources being the product controlled from its origin until it reaches the final consumer passing through all intermediate stages of transformation.
The purpose of these certifications is to make all stakeholders and final consumers aware of the value of forest preservation and ensure its sustainability for future generations.
Being Alfarroxo Trading a company directly linked to the forestry sector, it makes all the sense of the promoters of this vision related to a forest management and its sustainability.