Opti-flor is also progressive in terms of sustainable entrepreneurship. Since 2017, all locations have been connected to the Vogelaer geothermal project, a joint venture run by several growers to operate and use a geothermal doublet and distribution network. Opti-flor is the co-initiator and owner of this project. In 2018, 58% of the company's heat requirements will be met by geothermal energy. Opti-flor is a member of Benefits of Nature, an organisation that calculates the footprint of growers and trading companies and in doing so contributes to making the world a little greener every day. This also means that the company is constantly looking for ways to make their packaging lines more sustainable.
Verdict of the expert jury: Opti-flor is one of the leading companies in the floriculture sector that we are happy to put in the spotlight, partly due to their innovative phalaenopsis concepts and their sustainable developments in terms of energy and packaging reduction. Opti-flor's personnel policy is also an example for other companies in the sector. A great deal of attention is paid to the development of young potentials through two special development projects: 'Young Green Creating Heroes' and the 'Young Strategy Group'. There is a personal development plan for all employees. Opti-flor is a participant of the new World Horti Center to connect higher education with the business.
Opti-flor was nominated by Rabobank Westland.