Environment


Our farms adhere to the strictest environmental and labor standards in the world, because of that Flowerlink’s Farms are certified by many international organizations.

Environmental & Social Responsibility

environment-photoOur roses are the product of our rich natural environments and are borne from the labor of our employees. As such, we take both very seriously and work tirelessly to ensure we take care of them. Our farms in Cayambe employ 700 workers, and are the sole sources of employment for many families in the region. Their growth and prosperity have represented opportunity self reliance and higher living standards for many in the area. Aside from safe and fair work environment they offer the following employees:

  • Free access to basic healthcare such as diagnostic testing, vaccination and preventing. The farms medical centers are staffed by doctors and healthcare professionals.
  • Free dental care. Together with a handful of other farms in the region our farms sponsor a mobile dental care center and lab that provides onsite subsidized care and treatment.
  • Free transportation to and from the farms throughout the region.
  • Free child care. Our Farms pioneers in the region offering free child care to its workers children between the ages of 1 and 8. The child center is staffed by child care professionals and teachers are available to all working parents at the farms.

 

But don’t take our word for it; Flowerlink’s Farms are certified by the following international organizations, whose seals are displayed on our boxes:

 

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The Rainforest Alliance (USA)

The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices and consumer behavior.

 

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Flower Label program (FLP)

Flowers with the FLP- labels are produced in away that cares for man and environment. As a joint initiative of human rights organizations, trade unions, flower producers and flower production. The FLP- standard bases on the international code for the production on the international code for the production of cutflowers. The criteria are controlled by independent auditors. Human rights organizations and unions have the right to make spot checks.

 

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BASC- Business Alliance for Secure Commerce (USA)

BASC is an international business alliance, created to promote secure international trade in cooperation with governments and international organizations.

 

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Flor Ecuador (Ecuador)

Flor Ecuador is a socio-environmental certification controlled by Expoflores, the association of producers and exports in Ecuador. This program is not compulsory… (and it) aims to achieve and demonstrate the commitment to social and environmental responsibility to the general society.

 

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Fair Trade USA

Fair Trade USA audits and certifies transactions between US companies and their international suppliers to guarantee that the farmers and workers producing Fair Trade certified goods are paid fair prices and wages, work in safe conditions, protect the environment and receive community development funds to empower and uplift their communities.

 

 

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