Corporate Social Responsibility

At Heemskerk Vasteplanten, we believe in the importance of Maatschappelijk Verantwoord Ondernemen (MVO) or Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Our commitment to MVO encompasses various initiatives aimed at making a positive impact on society and the environment. From sustainable business practices to ethical considerations, we strive to integrate MVO principles into everything we do.

Mission Statement

At Heemskerk Vasteplanten, our mission is to cultivate beauty and sustainability in every garden. We strive to provide premium perennials and unparalleled service to our customers, while also promoting environmental stewardship and social responsibility in all aspects of our operations.

Vision Statement

Our vision at Heemskerk Vasteplanten is to be the global leader in ornamental plant cultivation, recognized for our commitment to excellence, innovation, and sustainability. We envision a world where gardens flourish, communities thrive, and nature’s beauty is preserved for generations to come.

Certifications

Heemskerk Vasteplanten is proud to hold certifications that reflect our dedication to excellence and sustainability. These certifications validate our commitment to quality, environmental responsibility, and ethical standards. By adhering to stringent certification criteria, we ensure that our products meet the highest industry standards while minimizing our environmental footprint.

MPS ABC

Heemskerk is committed to environmental awareness and sustainability through active participation in MPS-ABC, a globally recognised environmental certificate. This certificate not only guarantees the quality of our processes, but also emphasises our commitment to a sustainable future.
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Neste MY Renewable Diesel™

Heemskerk uses ‘Neste MY Renewable Diesel™; blue diesel’. This is a fully renewable and sustainable fuel that reduces greenhouse gas (CO2) emissions by up to 90%. By 2022, Heemskerk will have reduced 31,370 kg of CO2 by using Blue Diesel. Through this environmentally friendly choice, Heemskerk is actively contributing to reducing its carbon footprint and promoting a of sustainable agricultural sector.
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SNF (Stichting Normering Flexwonen)

The Netherlands Agriculture and Horticulture Organization (LTO) is an entrepreneurs’ and employers’ organization with added value, for a sector with added value.
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GVO (Guarantee of Origin)

The ISU is the only worldwide association of perennial plant growers. It connects professionals and promotes contacts all over the world.

MPS ABC

Heemskerk is committed to environmental awareness and sustainability through active participation in MPS-ABC, a globally recognised environmental certificate. This certificate not only guarantees the quality of our processes, but also emphasises our commitment to a sustainable future

SNF

Heemskerk’s housing meets the SNF set standards. This guarantees the quality of housing for labour migrants. Our aim is to provide a safe and comfortable environment that meets the highest standards, allowing labour migrants to focus optimally on their work and well-being

GVO

Heemskerk produces 630 MW of electricity annually in a sustainable and responsible manner. This production is equal to our annual total electricity consumption. To this end, we installed 2,300 panels on the roofs of our business premises in 2017, taking a significant step towards a greener and more sustainable energy supply.

Local Social Responsibility

As a company deeply rooted in the local community, Heemskerk Vasteplanten recognizes the importance of social responsibility at the local level. We actively support initiatives that benefit our community, whether through partnerships with local organizations, sponsorships of community events, or volunteer efforts. By investing in the well-being of our local community, we aim to foster positive change and create lasting impact.

“Empowering our community’s growth begins with nurturing its roots”

Museum de Zwarte Tulp, located in Lisse, was founded in 1985 by private initiative. It is mainly the members of the Guild of the Black Tulip – entrepreneurs and private individuals who are passionate about the heritage and culture of the Flower Bulb Region.

Gildemeester Bollenstreek plays a crucial role in promoting innovative developments and promoting the Bulb Region to put this unique area even more prominently on the map. We are currently busy with the ‘GIANT TULIP BULBS’ project.
Heemskerk has been actively committed to the realization of an impressive Giant Tulip on the Wilgendam, located in the heart of the Langeveld, where Heemskerk has its head office. This initiative contributes to strengthening the identity of the region and creating a unique experience for both residents and visitors. More info

Proeftuin van Holland, in addition Heemskerk has exhibited a testing ground of our plants in the middle of the Green Heart of the Netherlands, allowing the region to serve as a lively showcase of the diversity and beauty of our perennials. More info

Sortimentstuin Harry van der Laar, in 2012 the Harry van de Laar Sortiments Garden Foundation was founded in 2012 at the initiative of the Kring Boskoop associations of the Dutch Association of Tree Growers and the Royal Boskoopse Cultures Association, with the aim of preserving the assortment garden of the Tree Nursery Experimental Station for the future. Heemskerk will again participate at the new location in Boskoop, allowing visitors to enjoy the beautiful varieties.

Streekmuseum Veldzicht, Heemskerk is a sponsor of the Veldzicht regional museum. More info

Bollenstreek in Bedrijf, in 2023 Heemskerk participated in Bollenstreek in Bedrijf. During the open day, local residents, residents of the Bulb Region and tourists will have the opportunity to take a look behind the scenes at the agricultural companies. In this way, the environment becomes more involved in agricultural entrepreneurship in the Dune and Bulb Region. More info

International Social Involvement

Memberships

Heemskerk Vasteplanten is proud to be associated with reputable organizations and memberships that align with our values and objectives. These memberships provide us with valuable opportunities for collaboration, knowledge sharing, and advocacy within our industry and beyond. By actively participating in these memberships, we demonstrate our commitment to collective action and continuous improvement in corporate social responsibility.

Keukenhof Holland

The Keukenhof is a flower park in Lisse, the Dutch province of South Holland, where bulbous plants from horticultural companies in the bulb region are exhibited annually in the spring.
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Perennials Power  

Perennial plant growers who participate in Perennial Power mainly join forces primarily on a promotional level.
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LTO Vakgroep Vaste planten

The Netherlands Agriculture and Horticulture Organization (LTO) is an entrepreneurs’ and employers’ organization with added value, for a sector with added value.
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ISU Internation Stauden Union 

The ISU is the only worldwide association of perennial plant growers. It connects professionals and promotes contacts all over the world.
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