Our Commitment to Stewardship
More than seven decades after our company’s founding, the cornerstone of our business philosophy remains the same; to produce environmentally conscious products in a responsible and safe manner that protects our communities, employees, and customers.
At our facilities we constantly look for ways to lower our environmental impact, investing in green energy and water conservation projects and increasing operating efficiency by utilizing recycled and lower impact raw materials in our finished products.
Product stewardship is integrated into every aspect of our business from crop nutrition and protection to mining and industrial markets.
Our Crop Vitality crop nutrition products include non-hazardous, pH neutral, water clear liquids that provide readily available plant nutrition with significant environmental benefits of conserving irrigation water, reducing nitrogen losses and strengthening crop drought resistance.
NovaSource’s line of crop protection offerings include naturally sourced sun protection products and organic fungicides.
Tessenderlo Kerley’s Mining and Industrial Division, moleko products are utilized in mining and water treatment applications replacing more hazardous chemicals lowering our customer’s application safety and environmental risks.
Finding ways to minimize the environmental and safety impacts of our products is part of our ongoing efforts that focus on safety in the manufacturing process, transportation, and customer applications.
Tessenderlo Kerley participates in sustainability and legislative initiatives promoted by a number of trade associations, including CropLife America, The Fertilizer Institute, and The Sulphur Institute. Our parent company, Tessenderlo Group, represents all Tessenderlo Kerley business units in its support of the global Responsible Care initiative sponsored by the International Council of Chemical Associations.
Tessenderlo Kerley supports the numerous industry organizations that are working in partnership with global food retailers and distributors, advocating for greater nutritional stewardship in agriculture. These industrial organizations have introduced precision agriculture programs to combat waste and improve environmental impact of fertilizers and pesticides. The Fertilizer Institute’s 4R Nutrient Stewardship model provides a framework to achieve increased production, increased farmer profitability, enhanced environmental protection and improved sustainability. With Crop Vitality products customers can apply the right fertilizer at the right time, rate, source and place.
The Tessenderlo Group considers safe and low environmental impact production to be a fundamental requirement of its industrial activities. To this end, the company has endorsed the principles of Responsible Care, the chemical industry’s global voluntary initiative. Through their national associations, companies like those in the Tessenderlo Group and Tessenderlo Kerley families of companies work together to continuously improve their health, safety and environmental performance, and to communicate about their products and processes. This commitment is translated into policy principles and guidelines for the protection of the environment, health and safety in production and distribution. For further information, visit www.icca-chem.org/responsible-care/.
Our steadfast commitment to our customers is one of our core values. We will always serve our customers to the best of our abilities working together. With our focus on specialty and sustainable sulfur solutions we are proud to support so many essential industries and look forward to the sustainable future.
Responding to a World Hungry for Sustainable Solutions
World population growth continues to stay on course with projections that there will be 9 billion people to feed by the year 2050, while a global technology boom in agriculture is increasing efficiencies in water use and an increased demand for high efficiency liquid fertilizers and effective crop protection, Crop Vitality and NovaSource products deliver demonstrated value to growers who are trying to maintain financially successful enterprises on the same land that may have been in their families for generations.
Farmers are still the best stewards of the environment and the most vigilant of conservationists – because they know and respect the value their land. So do we. That’s why Tessenderlo Kerley is committed to delivering products that are kind to the land, effective for the crop, efficient in terms of water use and beneficial for the grower when higher quality crops generate greater return on investment.
Please explore the Crop Vitality’s crop nutrition and NovaSource’s crop protection product lines.