Grodan Joins TSC

TEMPE, ARIZ., – July 17, 2012 – The Grodan Group announced today its membership in The Sustainability Consortium (TSC), an independent global organization that creates sustainability standards for consumer products.. The Consortium is made up of 90 members including retailers, suppliers, non-profits and government agencies.

Grodan joins The Consortium as a member of the Food, Beverage and Agriculture (FBA) Sector, which carries huge importance for The Consortium in 2012. Forty-five percent of the categories being covered by TCS’s Sustainability Measurement and Reporting System in 2012 belong to the FBA sector. “The Grodan Group’s innovative horticultural production techniques and scientific expertise will be very beneficial to the work of the Food, Beverage, and Agriculture Sector of TSC.  We are looking forward to collaborating with the team at Grodan as we develop product category dossiers, Category Sustainability Profiles, and Key Performance Indicators for the fresh produce industry,” said Sarah Lewis, Sector Director, Food Beverage and Agriculture.

“Contributing towards a sustainable horticultural sector is the main driver of the Grodan organisation. We want to further improve the sustainable production of healthy, safe and tasty fresh produce grown by our customers. We do this by developing sustainable stone wool growing media and Precision Growing methods focused on using less water, fertiliser and energy and realizing higher fruit yield and quality. The LCA’s which are currently being developed by TSC will also help us identify the most important areas on which to concentrate our future developments. Being a member of TSC will also give us the opportunity to share our expertise, built up over more than 40 years, and contribute to the LCA development for greenhouse grown produce,” mentioned Stuart Lambie, Sustainability Manager at Grodan.

About The Grodan Group
The Grodan Group supplies innovative and sustainable stone wool substrate solutions for the professional horticultural sector, based on Precision Growing principles. These solutions are, amongst others, applied for the cultivation of vegetables and flowers, such as tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers, egg plants, roses and gerberas. Stone wool substrates are offered together with tailor-made advice and tools to support Precision Growing and thus facilitate the sustainable production of healthy, safe and tasteful fresh produce for consumers. Sustainability plays a prominent role within Grodan, from production of Grodan substrates to end of life solutions. The Grodan Group, founded in 1969, is active in more than sixty countries worldwide. The head office is located in Roermond, the Netherlands.

About The Sustainability Consortium
The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) is an independent organization of diverse global participants that work collaboratively to build a scientific foundation that drives innovation to improve consumer product sustainability. TSC develops transparent methodologies, tools, and strategies to drive a new generation of products and supply networks that address environmental, social, and economic imperatives. The Sustainability Consortium advocates for a credible, scalable, and transparent process and system. The organization boasts over 90 members from all corners of business employing over 57 million people and whose combined revenues total over $1.5 Trillion. Arizona State University and the University of Arkansas jointly administer The Sustainability Consortium, with additional operations at Wageningen University in The Netherlands. Learn more at


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