Environmental Policies

Our environmental policies

Here at Scotsdales, we value everything to do with the environment and believe we have a shared responsibility to ensure a stable, pollution-free future for our whole planet – not just locally, but globally.

As a responsible gardening and leisure business, Scotsdales will uphold all regulations and laws that relate to the environment, and do our best to respect its sensitivities. If there’s any issue of environmental morality which isn’t currently covered by laws and regulations, we’ll give it every reasonable consideration.

We’ll work hard to reduce the amount of energy and natural resources we consume, in line with industry standards and best practice. We’re dedicated to preventing pollution, and we’ll pursue every opportunity to reduce waste and improve recycling initiatives for ourselves and others.

We’re also committed to constant improvements in environmental performance, including advising and influencing our customers and employees in sound environmental practices.

In line with these principles and beliefs, for example, we don’t sell patio gas heaters. All the furniture at Scotsdales garden centres is purchased in line with FSC policy (see below) and we’re members of the Tropical Timber Organization with full traceability. We stock a wide range of peat-free or reduced-peat products, as well as organic alternatives to other traditional products, and our Sunflower Cafés source local produce wherever possible.

Our FSC policy

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. It was founded in 1993 in response to public concerns about deforestation, and demand for a trustworthy wood-labelling scheme.

All the furniture we stock in our garden centres is purchased in line with FSC guidelines.

Our timber buying policy

As a company we take our responsibility for sourcing timber products very seriously. We are striving towards being able to ensure that all the timber we sell comes from sources that are credibly certified as well-managed, or from recycled materials.

We firmly believe in offering products from sustainable and environmentally friendly sources.