Accreditation & Sustainability

Our business is run with sustainability at the forefront of everything we do. Tuxhill Farm is our home and we care deeply about the local and wider environment. In order to demonstrate our commitment to doing business in the right way we are accredited and assessed against a number of industry standards.

OHAS – The Ornamental Horticulture Assurance Scheme (OHAS) assesses all aspects of our business and drives professionalism and sustainability. Audits look at staff issues, crop management, environmental responsibility, record keeping and traceability. This means that our customers can have faith in the quality, safety and consistency of our products and service. We are assessed against both the Grower and Packhouse standards.

LEAF – Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF) is a well-known nationwide charity working to encourage and develop sustainable practice in UK agriculture and horticulture. LEAF also works hard to promote public understanding of farming, delivering a number of projects with the most high profile being Open Farm Sunday. We are proud supporters of LEAF and we are LEAF Marque accredited for all of our products. This commits us to an annual audit against LEAF’s rigorous, industry leading environmental standards alongside on farm measures to protect and encourage wildlife. We also take part in LEAF Education’s FarmerTime initiative, linking farmers to UK classrooms to support learning and build knowledge of the UK agricultural and horticultural sectors.

Sedex/SMETA– Sedex is a not for profit membership organisation dedicated to driving improvements in ethical and responsible business practices in global supply chains. Sedex is an on line platform bringing together our accreditation information in one place for customers to quickly check our status. Sedex covers labour standards, ethics, health and safety and the environment. SMETA (Sedex members ethical trade audit) is the industry’s leading ethical audit involving physical auditing of our site, our practices and interviews with our staff. Results are published via the Sedex online system. We are proud to have completed SMETA audits many times now with no non-conformances.

Red Tractor Assurance – Our arable farm products are certified against the well known Red Tractor standards. We are audited annually which ensures the safety and sustainability of our arable produce.