Product Stewardship

We put our name, our reputation and our assurance on producing a full range of high quality prescription blends.

All our raw materials are purchased with integrity, we consistently invest in our production sites and continue to innovate with our Efficiency Fertiliser range.

All of this comes together under our NUTRI-CHECK umbrella term.​

Purchasing

We purchase raw materials from suppliers with whom we have long-term partnerships and who uphold internationally-recognised sustainability standards and practices.

We are proactively engaged with suppliers in relation to de-carbonised raw materials including initiatives such as green ammonia and nutrient sources from the circular economy.
We are actively working with bag suppliers to trial the strength and protection of fertiliser bags containing at least 30% recycled material and will adopt as available.

We annually review and measure suppliers’ sustainability scores and raw material carbon footprint.

Production

Our 12 strategically located sites give us national coverage from local facilities.

We have state-of-the-art blending, screening, coating and bagging facilities that give us clean, free flowing, size matched products.

Our continuous investment in our sites delivers new fertiliser technologies that increase nutrient efficiencies.

Product Stewardship

We complete annual rigorous NUTRI-CHECK assessments to quantify:

  • Raw material compatibility
  • Theoretical spatial distribution of granules and nutrients
  • Granule size distribution
  • Bulk density
  • Crush strength


Our batch level NUTRI-CHECK model provides you with important indicators on blend evenness and accuracy of spread to ensure optimum nutrient distribution.

Nutrient Analysis

Our products are regularly analysed to test that what is on the bag is in the bag.

The results show that they are highly accurate and consistent.
Trading Standards Independent Analysis:
average of 76 samples across 5 years (2016-2020)
AnalysisNPK
Declared Analysis22.437.509.58
Measured Analysis22.507.839.59
Deviation from Declared+0.07+0.33+0.01

Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme

We are committed members of the Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme. FIAS is a voluntary, industry-led initiative which aims to assure fertiliser safety, security and traceability at all points throughout the supply chain. Our sites and systems are independently audited to ensure compliance with the FIAS standards.

Secure your fertiliser

Follow this 5-point plan:

  1. Wherever possible use a Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme (FIAS) approved supplier.
  2. Wherever possible keep in a secure area such as a building or sheeted away from public view.
  3. Carry out regular stock checks and report any loss to the police immediately (call 101).
  4. Carry out regular stock checks and report any loss to the police immediately (call 101).
  5. Remember it is illegal to sell ammonium nitrate without the correct documentation

The NaCTSO Fertiliser Security Five Point Plan has been endorsed by the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC – FIAS), NFU and NFU Scotland, Assured Food Standards (Red Tractor), DEFRA and the HSE.

Traceability

All our bags have a unique tie wrap code giving us traceability down to every bag.

Our system is fully FIAS compliant and ensuring product traceability and security.

Bag Weights

Our bag weights are routinely checked and recorded during production.

They are independently checked as part of our FIAS audit.​

Safety Data Sheets