At Solé Farms, we are deeply committed to sustainability and recognize our crucial role in preserving the planet's natural beauty and ensuring a thriving future for all.
As a company, we believe that sustainably delivering the most beautiful and diverse range of flowers depends on our farms and the strong relationships we have cultivated with growers and suppliers over 20 years. Our contribution to sustainability is based on two pillars: environmental and social.
To prioritize environmental sustainability, we implement strategies to minimize our impact on water, soil, and air resources. We use eco-friendly biological and bio-rational products for pest and disease control. Our waste management program focuses on reduction, sorting, recycling, reuse, and responsible disposal.
Additionally, we have installed a photovoltaic system with 285 solar panels on our post-harvest room and cold storage facility roofs. This system generates up to 13,120 kW/h per month, accounting for approximately 21% of our total energy consumption. By utilizing solar energy, we have avoided emitting 22 metric tons of CO2 that would have resulted from using electricity produced by conventional power plants running on fossil fuels.
In terms of social impact, we prioritize the education of the children of our farm workers. We allocate a monthly budget to establish on-site schooling at our farms, providing comprehensive education and equipping these children and young people for a promising future. We also prioritize the health and well-being of our workers by offering on-site physiotherapy and medical care.