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Sustainability – Growing sustainably with a clear conscience!

Sustainable action by tradition

Sustainable action by tradition – continuity, quality, environmental protection and social responsibility have a long tradition at Dehne Topfpflanzen and have characterised our actions since the company was founded over 50 years ago. By using the waste heat from a biomass cogeneration plant and a biogas plant, over 95% of the total heat input is already covered in an environmentally friendly way from renewable energies. Our company was one of the first pot plant producers in Germany to be certified according to GLOBALGAP and GRASP.


Sustainable development” is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Core elements are the worldwide fight against poverty and the recognition of the ecological limits of economic activity. This is because natural resources and the earth’s capacity to absorb pollutants are limited.

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Self-conception and Code of Conduct

Quality, environmental protection and social responsibility are our top priorities. Dehne Topfpflanzen is committed to ecologically and socially sustainable development. It is our commitment to protect the environment, to care for the health and safety of our employees and to offer our customers the highest quality.

These points are particularly important to us:

  • Production and marketing of sustainably grown plants
  • Improving sustainability in pot plant production
  • Reduction of CO2 emissions
  • Careful use of resources
  • Use of the latest technology
  • Responsibility for our employees
  • Raising awareness for sustainable action
  • Active dialogue with the industry and society

Principles for sustainable thinking and acting

The awareness for sustainable thinking and acting with regard to environmental protection, occupational health and safety and quality is exemplified by our management. All employees are requested to follow this example.

The following principles apply to all persons working for Dehne Topfpflanzen:

  1. The basis of our activities is compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.
  2. It is important to us to avoid mistakes and to further reduce the error rate.
  3. Our customers are our partners, a high level of customer satisfaction is important to us.
  4. We work closely with our customers to optimise sustainability together.
  5. Our success is based on our well-trained motivated employees and our modern technical equipment.
  6. Dehne Topfpflanzen ensures a healthy and safe working environment.
  7. We prevent accidents that affect people, the environment and technical equipment.
  8. The fulfilment of our goals regarding environmental protection, occupational health and safety and quality is regularly controlled, documented and further developed.
  9. Through open dialogue with our business partners, employees and other groups, we continuously optimise our high standards in terms of environmental protection, occupational safety and quality.
  10. The high standards we set for ourselves also apply to our suppliers and subcontractors.


Our horticultural businesses are certified according to GLOBALG.A.P. (Global Standard for Good Agricultural Practice). GLOBALG.A.P. (EUREPGAP) is the global standard for good agricultural practice. In addition, we have G.R.A.S.P. (GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social Practice) certification, which assesses compliance with social standards.

  • GLOBALG.A.P. GGN 4050373747879
  • GRASP GGN 4050373747879
  • SQ (socially qualified)