Scheme Measures

The Responsible Sourcing Scheme for Growing Media has been developed by the Growing Media Association under the auspices of the Horticultural Trades Association and in collaboration with leading retailers, Defra and NGO’s.It assesses the impact of each raw material that accounts for more than 5% of the volume of the mix against seven criteria.The seven criteria are:

  • Energy use
  • Water use
  • Social compliance
  • Habitat and biodiversity
  • Pollution
  • Renewability
  • Resource use efficiency

It does not consider fertilisers or any other ingredients used in small quantities.