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 guarantees 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, Alfarroxo wood tracing systems are certified and verified according to PEFC – Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC/13-31-088) and FSC® – Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC –C157067) Chain of Custody requirements.
Chain of custody certification ensures timber or timber products originate from responsibly managed sources, being the product controlled from its origin until it reaches the final consumer passing through all intermediate stages of transformation.
Both standards include requirements for acceptable sources of wood, documentation, internal control, label products and its communication to customers.
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 sense to promote a vision related to a forest management and its sustainability. And this is the main reason why Alfarroxo adopted FSC® and PEFC standards.