Mansfield’s Propagation Nursery was one of the first businesses in Australia to become certified by the NGIA under the EcoHort guidelines. EcoHort is the industry specific Environmental Management System for NGIA businesses which aims to further improve business sustainability whilst addressing environmental and natural resource responsibilities.
It is a method by which we can demonstrate to industry, government and the community our sound environmental and natural resource stewardship. By adopting the process of EcoHort it allows us to show that our business has utilised a recognised system for assessing likely environmental and natural resource impacts.
It also shows we are managing these impacts in a responsible and sustainable manner.
For more information – http://www.ngia.com.au/Category?Action=View&Category_id=126
The Nursery Industry Accreditation Scheme (NIASA) is a national scheme for production nurseries which operate in accordance with a set of national ‘best practice’ guidelines.
Any wholesale/production in Australia can join NIASA if they implement the NIASA Best Practice Guidelines. Membership is voluntary and participants are not required to belong to a nursery & garden industry association. The NIASA Best Practice Guidelines have been developed over a period of years by respected industry representatives and researchers.
The guidelines describe industry ‘Best Management Practice’ spelling out technical and management requirements.
The guidelines are regularly reviewed, ensuring they cover relevant and current production and environmental issues.
For more information – http://www.ngia.com.au/Category?Action=View&Category_id=125