Objectives and Impact

By certifying sustainable peat substitutes, HORTICERT supports peat reduction and thus accompanies the growing media industry on its way to a largely peat-free future.


HORTICERT envisions a sustainable and largely peat-free growing media industry so that greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced and peatlands can be preserved and renatured as valuable ecosystems.


By certifying sustainable peat substitutes, HORTICERT’s work ensures that sustainable and climate-friendly peat alternatives are used. By verifying the sustainability of peat substitutes along their entire value chain HORTICERT offers consumers a solid basis for making sustainable purchasing decisions and paves the way for largely peat-free hobby and professional horticulture.