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Environmental award win for Grotech

YORKSHIRE’S premier contract manufacturer and packer Grotech Production Ltd’s commitment to the environment has resulted in a prestigious award win.

The Goole based company, which has more than 40 years’ experience of supplying bespoke products and packing for the agrochemical and general chemical industries, received the Environmentally Friendly Award in the Goole & Howdenshire Business Excellence Awards run by Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce. Grotech had also been shortlisted in the awards’ Innovative Business of the Year category.

Martin Usher, Grotech’s MD said: “As a leading player in the bespoke agricultural and horticultural chemical industries we are only too aware of the persistent bio accumulative toxic effect that some pesticides can have on our environment.

“We have long been an advocate of more sustainable and renewable agri and horti chemical fertilisation systems and are working proactively with our customers on developing novel but effective biopesticidal products that meet regulations and suit their cost, consumer markets and lead time requirements.”

Grotech’s history of environmentally friendly practices speaks for itself. The company was the first contract manufacturer in the agri and horti chemical sectors to have been awarded and retained accreditation, in its own right, to the Soil Association. It is also a member of the International BioControl Manufacturers Association, registered with the British Agrochemical Standards Inspection Scheme and has worked with the Bio Renewables Development Centre implementing a robust waste management system and reducing energy consumption and emissions.

Having already reduced its consumption of single use plastics, the company is now exploring new ways of disposing of those plastics which can’t be replaced in a more responsible and value-adding way.

“I am particularly passionate about Grotech’s operations being as environmentally responsible and sustainable as possible and to have that formally recognised with this award is an appreciated accolade,” added Martin.