Sustainability with relation to Overseas supplies

Where your Flowers Come From, Matters.

Here at the Hub we fully support local flower growers. It’s the reason our parent company started back in 1995, to ensure flower growers got paid quicker and more often when selling flowers through the centralized markets.Building on this local focus we realize that we are operating in a more global economy and there are a large portion of flowers that are now imported into Australia, due to customer demand for them.

We realize & appreciate that some customers only wish to buy Local Products from us.

To ensure we provide as much information that is needed to make an informed purchase decision, we have already added a “Local” search filter in our online search box.

Later in 2020 we will be implementing “country of origin” labelling for all of our online products, so that you can actively choose which products & from where you may wish to purchase.

Imported does not mean – “Sweat Shop conditions”

Overseas flower growers have been working hard to prove both their cultural andhumanitarian sustainability. It is common for producers from poorer nations to actually have accreditations to prove that they look after their workers welfare as much as they do their profits.

As we find accreditations we will post them here so that you can learn about the great work they do.

Kenyan Flowers supplied by Flower Flow – See their approach here:

South American Farms implement the – Florverde Scheme – see link here :

Sustainability from a local perspective:

Recycling is the simplest form of sustainability that we can live each day.

Cardboard & General Waste:- That is why we have partnered with JJ Richards to be our waste contractor providing not only a reliable cardboard recycling pathway for us, but also that they turn their refuse into power through subterranean methods.

Read about JJ Richards sustainability is:

LED Lighting: We’ve changed over all of our warehouse lights to be LED.

Moving from 400 Watt consumption of the old highbay style lights per unit down to 1 LED unit only consuming 200 watts but replacing 2 lights means an overall energy reduction of 75%. This is not only good for the planet, but also the cost factors as it is cheaper to lighten up the Hub.

Cold Room Motor Technology – We have recently finished our “renewal” project changing over our old cold room motors to more environmentally friendly newer models. These use the new Gases that are better for the environment and minimise the environmental damage.