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Jiffy Group recognized with certification for responsibly managed peatlands

July 21, 2023  By Greenhouse Canada

July 21, 2023 – Jiffy Group has received a certification of Responsibly Managed Peatlands for its peat bogs in Canada.

Jiffy met the requirements of the Veriflora Certification for Responsible Horticultural Peat Moss Production, independently verified by third-party certification body SCS Global Services (SCS). The certified peat moss production operation includes all open peatlands, closed peatlands, and adjacent land designated as buffer zones, donor sites and/or HEV (High Ecological Value) areas.

Jiffy wanted independent confirmation that the management of their peat bogs and peat moss were environmentally and socially responsible.


The certification aims to ensure a set of qualifications, such as:

Peatland Restoration and Rehabilitation

Jiffy has a verified restoration plan in place, which includes donor sites where small amounts of peat can be gathered and applied to the harvested areas, allowing new peat to form over time. The planned restoration will lead to a Sphagnum-dominated bog ecosystem.

Protection of Ecosystem and Biodiversity

Jiffy regularly surveys and monitors the vegetation on our lands and employs biologists to ensure that no avoidable harm is caused to threatened or endangered habitats or species on our lands. Jiffy also work to protect our watersheds, follow best practices to minimize the potential for contamination, and regularly conduct water and soil testing.

Resource Conservation and Energy Efficiency

Jiffy has a plan in place to reduce the environmental footprint of its operation. Jiffy has transitioned to LED lighting at the plant and invested in more efficient machinery with lower fuel consumption.

Safe Waste Management

Jiffy has an integrated waste management system. Organic, inorganic, and hazardous wastes are properly disposed of, ensuring the health and safety of our workers and the environment.


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