Organic Bouquet offers more than the gift of flowers with their online collection of beautiful, unique products. Not only do they provide beautiful floral arrangements, but they are also determined to make a difference for the environment as well. This company, thanks to their CEO, has a mission for economic, environmental and social sustainability. all selections available are obtained from using only the highest social and environmental procedures. Every single product that is purchased from Organic Bouquet contributes to improving a grower’s life in some form or other.
Organic Bouquet realizes that flowers and other greenery that are organically grown have a far more gentle effect upon the earth. By using biodegradable, green packaging, the crops, it is a safeguard to ecology. They also believe in presentation and style as they realize their products are meant for the purposes of appealing to the eye. Although all of the packaging used with Organic Bouquet’s products is produced using green methods, they are still stylish and appealing in form.
A Man Who’s Made a Difference
The CEO of Organic Bouquet, Robert McLaughlin, worked on a small farm in central Florida in his younger days. About 25 years ago, Robert learned on the small farm how to do many different parts of growing and caring for plants. Perhaps he didn’t realize how important this experience of working on the small farm would be for his future. He would later turn his hard work and knowledge gained from that experience into a successful flower selling business.
McLaughlin realized the dangerous and harmful effects of synthetic chemicals as he watched the head agronomist on the farm die at age 68 due to the toxic, chemical exposure. Of course, this is a young age for anyone to die and the realization that it was due to the chemicals being used throughout farming made Robert cringe. There was no doubt in his mind that these harmful effects were dangerous for every farmer using them as well as the environment itself. Robert knew quite certainly that it could be done better.
A Better Way
The current CEO of Organic Bouquet ended up spending 20 years in other parts of the floral industry after his experience on the farm. He spent time as a driver, salesman and merchandiser until he finally undertook his own business venture. From McLaughlin’s vast experience with seeing firsthand the dangerous and terrible effects of pesticides on both the environment and people, he was dedicated to making a change. Having his own business has allowed him to make a direct affect upon those around him and as far away from him as South and Central America. His dedication to making a positive change is truly inspiring.
As a company that makes their livelihood off of the vegetation they are able to grow, they are fully dedicated to protecting the environment. This does not only mean that they do not use chemicals themselves. It also means that their partners in every aspect of business are chosen based on their choices for sustainability. Each and every effort is made with Organic Bouquet to make this world a better place.
A Company That is Certified Organic
Organic Bouquet has made every effort to maintain their status as being certified organic. Third party agencies such as USDA, Fair Trade or Rainforest Alliance have conducted the certifications to ensure that organic procedures are maintained. Organic products can be more difficult to cultivate in that pesticides are not used. Chemicals to help the growth process are also not acceptable in order for flowers and plants to be certified organic. Organic Bouquet believes that it is worth every effort to maintain their methods of growing flowers.
Along with Organic Bouquet’s continuing efforts to social responsibility, they have become involved with several community projects worldwide. There are nearly 50 partnerships with charitable organizations and Organic Bouquet to help to make an even bigger difference in the world. Of course, each effort that is made has positive results for the company. Shareholder values have grown to new heights as karma has returned the favor. The better Organic Bouquet seems to do financially, the more they seem to give back.
Environmental Protection and Social Responsibility
Some partners that have teamed up with Organic Bouquet in their efforts for environmental protection and social responsibility would include USDA, Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance, Accion International, Conservation y Dessarollo, Florverde, Flor Ecuador, Veriflora, Carbon Fund and the Nicaragua Reforestation Project. Together, these likeminded entities have been able to accomplish grand and wonderful things.
Some noteworthy projects conducted by these companies have included helping to fund enough money to send 300 girls to school for the first time in Kochi, India back in 2008. Every product purchased from Organic Bouquet that arrived in a cotton bag helped to educate a child in need. More recently, an outreach program was added to help the farmers in Ecuador to finance the cost of flower seeds. By literally financing the seeds themselves, Organic Bouquet enabled these farmers to make a living in an environmentally friendly way.
How Organic Bouquet Delivers Your Flowers
Organic Bouquet uses FedEx as their solution to shipping. All shipments are packed for your specified arrival time to your recipient. Tracking is made available as every floral order is shipped directly from Organic Bouquet’s farms in Ecuador and California. Because shipments are sent directly from the farms, middle men are cut out and delivery is quick and efficient. With speedy, reliable shipping that has tracking information included, Organic Bouquet ensures that their customers’ orders are fulfilled in a timely manner.