People, Planet and Prosperity

People, Planet and Prosperity

People, Planet and Prosperity
At Cultilene, we base our view of sustainable development on the definition of sustainability laid down by the UN’s Brundtland commission (1987): development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

People, Planet & Profit (also known as The 3 Ps) are terms used in sustainable development to denote the three elements that in a sustainable economy are balanced and harmoniously blended. Any imbalance may cause damage to any or all of these elements. An approach based on this concept will result in a lasting win-win situation for both businesses and society. To us at Cultilène, the choice is obvious.

At the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg(2002), the P of Profit was changed to the P of 'Prosperity', to reflect not only economic gains, but social progress as well.
Cultilène has converted this general definition and the accompanying terms into a matrix of guidelines for our own sustainability policy (see guidelines).

A high level of efficiency

Sustainable business is something we take for granted at Cultilene. We pay attention to sustainability and other aspects of corporate social responsibility throughout the entire chain; from our raw material to the recyclability of the finished product.

A small amount of basalt can be used to produce a large amount of stone wool (factor 1:50), which in turn can be used to grow vast amounts of vegetables and flowers.

There are other environmental advantages to our products, too, such as reduced energy consumption, greater yield, higher controllability and reduced use of plant protection products. Using Cultilene substrate products for cultivation means achieving the highest possible efficiency in the areas of water and fertilizer consumption.

When it comes to Environmental Protection, Cultilene also constantly monitors the recycling of raw material flows. We don’t just do this at our own plants, we also ensure the materials we’ve produced are recycled after they’ve been used. Recycled stone wool is turned into a raw material, among other things, for the production of bricks in the building industry.