Rubens Tuinen is a gardening and landscaping company with many certifications and affiliated with Tuinkeur. At Rubens Tuinen, sustainable and climate-adaptive gardening is very important. With an eye for the environment, biodiversity and plant health and without unnecessary emissions and soil pollution, we contribute to a better future. Rubens Tuinen therefore presents itself as a sustainable landscaping company. They stand for sustainable quality and has an eye for the consequences of the work in the longer term.
In addition, performing the correct maintenance in a garden or outdoor area is a profession on its own, which has consequences in many areas such as: better safety, longer service life through proper maintenance, which can lead to cost savings. See below a selection of the certifications obtained + some quality marks with which we work.
SBB (since 2019)
We are a recognized work and learn company. We make an important contribution to the future of craftsmanship. As a recognized work and learn company, we are a textbook example for the industry. We participate by offering internships and apprenticeships. Students have a fresh outlook and gain new insights from their studies. The theme of sustainability is also well discussed by the program, which is reflected in more future-proof gardening.
In addition to the SBB: TRI growth in green is a nationally operating foundation with approximately 330 participating landscaping companies. TRI originated from a partnership of landscaping companies. These landscaping companies considered it important to contribute to the training of skilled personnel. Over the years, more and more companies have joined TRI. As a result, we know the wishes from the field and we can convey these in our collaborations with the landscaping schools. So, you can safely say that the participating companies are the TRI.
Tuinkeur (since 2018)
By having this quality mark, we show that we offer and guarantee the 5 certainties from Tuinkeur. Reliability, quality, service, expertise and professionalism are the hallmarks of a TuinKeur gardener. A TuinKeur certified landscaping company stands for its products and services. This is evident from the standard given warranty. This ensures that you can continue to enjoy your dream garden carefree.
Rubens Tuinen is a participant in Hovenier Helpt.
Hovenier Helpt is a social initiative of TuinKeur. Making people in the Netherlands experience more garden pleasure is an important goal for TuinKeur. Hovenier Helpt gives the possibility to give garden pleasure to the people who especially need it but cannot create this garden pleasure themselves. Rubens Tuinen has been a participant in this great initiative since 2019!
License Crop Protection (since 2018)
Implementation crop protection 2018 achieved & operational crop protection achieved 2020.
Recognition issued by the national government.
Previously, this license was mainly intended for working with crop protection products, but this license covers many more subjects. Knowledge of plants, growing conditions and crop care is constantly evolving and offers new opportunities to reduce dependence on pesticides. Knowledge of soil science and defects visible in a plant or soil can provide sustainable solutions. Sustainable tillage, weed management and pavement maintenance can be maintained and cultivated in various ways. What is sustainable / which solution offers the least environmental impact? How do we ensure better biodiversity? Environmental aspects, working conditions, legislation and regulations are discussed in detail here. For example, the treatment of the Oak Processionary requires this license by the company.
Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes)
Option we offer: Working with PEFC ™ wood
We work with sustainable wood. Wood is strong, beautiful and a natural product. By using PEFC ™ certified wood in products and projects and because one of our wood suppliers is in possession of a PEFC Chain of Custody certificate, we demonstrate to customers that we have a socially responsible origin of the wood. We contribute to making our world more sustainable. We work with renewable material of which the trees have absorbed a lot of CO2 during their growth, so you also help to combat climate change in a positive way. Working with wood from PEFC certified forests also contributes to forest protection and healthy and safe working conditions for forest workers and employees further down the supply chain. Using PEFC-certified wood pays off in several areas. Part of the wood that we use has this certification.
More about PEFC ™ see: www.pefcnederland.nl
FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®)
FSC® is a global, independent organization whose goal is responsible forest management. Its members include forest owners and environmental organizations. Much of the wood we process contains this certification.
More about FSC® see: www.fsc.nl
VCA (Sinds 2020)
Since 2020 all our employees have a VCA certificate. Safe, healthy and sustainable working is our standard. We take these aspects very seriously during work, which is good for the employer, employees and likewise for the customer. Ruben is in possession of VCA-VOL.
Operating IPAF Aerial Platform (Since 2021)
The Working Conditions Act stipulates that an employer is responsible for a thorough professional training of his employees. The profound development that the aerial work platform (AWP) industry has undergone, has outpaced the legislation regulating the use of these machines.
By law, a AWP operator must be 18 years or older and demonstrably have had operating theory. To be able to guarantee the safety of the operator and persons and objects in the immediate vicinity, a good basic knowledge of the operation of the machine and practical training according to (inter)nationally recognized standards is required.
The IPAF AWP operator training program has been developed in close collaboration with professionals from the AWP industry and is the only one certified by the German TŰV to the minimum standard requirements set out in the ISO standard 18878. Meeting all the requirements gives a certificate and AWP license by means of the well-known PAL Card.
Moles and vole control license (Since 2022)
The course provides insight into the life of the mole and water vole. Management methods such as placing different types of clamps & working with hydrogen phosphate tablets are treated and concluded within the course and gives a certificate of the exam. The License is extended by means of mandatory schooling sessions. The license is valid for 5 years.
Because working with phosphate tablets is risky and subject to conditions, a license is required to be allowed to work with them.
The reaction of tablets with moisture creates an extremely poisonous gas: hydrogen phosphate.