SUSTAINABILITY, ONE OF OUR GREATEST PILLARS

FLOWERS…. colorful, fragrant, and vibrant. They not only can bring happiness to any space, but flowers also provide health benefits. Flowers are one of the best things we get from Nature, that’s why is very important we don’t take more than it can give us. Here, at Flores El Capiro, we take pride and satisfaction in the fact that our processes are sustainable, so people can continue to enjoy the many rewards flowers brings us for many generations to come. Sustainability and social responsibility are important issues at Flores El Capiro. As we work to help bring the freshest cut flowers to consumers worldwide, is an example of the flower industry’s promise and its responsibility to the people and the environment.

In Colombia, it also means that behind our flowers there are different kinds of people working hard to share our nature with you. Farmers devoted for many generations to their crops, single mothers bringing their nurturing spirit into our fields, wise breeders who have learned from decades of experience and young ones with fresh ideas. Thousands of families growing through our flowers. To us, that adds to their beauty.

We´re proud of having the world´s leading certification for agricultural production assurance, GLOBALG.A.P. Designed to achieve safe and sustainable production for the benefit of producers, retailers and consumers around the world. In Capiro we´ve worked hard to reduce the use of energy, water, and chemical substances in all flowers, to prevent alterations in their environment. We do everything with love for our privileged land, caring for our resources in a big way.

Some of the things we do:

-Reducing waste: recycling is everything, so we’ve made a habit of proper waste disposal and also taking advantage of crop residue for compost.

-Protecting our water: We take care of water, one of the main resources used in floriculture. We present to the Colombian authorities programs that promotes the efficient use of water and water saving. Also, we involve each one of our production centers, with farmed activities looking to reduce the consumption of this resource and avoid waste.

-Plague control: We have reduced in a 100% de pesticides that are harmful to bees!

-Transportation: We transport 83% of our flowers via sea freight which reduce carbon footprint and benefits the environment.

Sustainability is a big deal for those who grow and love flowers. We want a world where more flowers -and humans- can grow! Any flower that reaches you, that surprises you on a special day or finds a place in your living room, might just be a flower that came all the way from our production’s centers in Colombia. A little bit of paradise from our hands to yours.

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