NORRIS Floristry Environmental Statement
NORRIS Floristry is committed to providing a quality service in a manner that ensures safety and minimises potential impact on the environment. NORRIS Floristry strives to operate and to comply with all relevant environmental legislation, regulations and approved code of practice. Manage the disposal of waste in a responsible manner, keeping wastage to a minimum, maximising the effective use of materials and resources as well as monitoring and continue to be aware of any changes relating to the protection of the environment.
As a business that depends on the growing and distribution of products which come from all parts of the world, it is vitally important that Fair Trade Flowers are purchased and that their company policy/statements adhere to global production of goods and rights for workers.
In the statement NORRIS Floristry is committed to the following environmental practices:
Purchasing of flowers and materials – Purchased locally, these can be from British Growers or from the wholesaler who deals with the Dutch auctions or directly from Columbia, Kenya and many other countries which produce flowers. Materials are purchased as much as possible via the wholesaler from growers who are certified with strict standards and codes of practice. Funeral and Sympathy designs suggested to clients are environmentally friendly and can either be recycled or are bio-degradable
Recycling – The water used when cleaning out floral buckets and vases as well as unwanted dirty water is recycled and to be used for watering shrubs and plants within the garden. Any cardboard or cellophane used or received as packaging of flowers, plants and sundries or any item with protective materials that can be recycled is dealt with through the local council authority collection of waste procedure or taken to the local tip.
Disposal of waste – e.g. all green stems, leaves, any fresh garden materials and residue of cut materials are recycled. Green waste is kept separate from cardboard, plastics and any other used materials which are not biodegradable
Using Recycled materials - Use wherever possible glass vases and water tubes that are produced from recycled materials.
Energy - low energy bulbs for lighting are used, the saving of energy such as heating is preferred, as due to the nature of the flower and foliage a reaction to direct heating and temperature change can affect the quality and longevity.
Deliveries - We use a fuel-efficient delivery vehicle which requires diesel. The vehicle is classed as low emission.
Technology – We have vastly reduced the use of paper; email and texting is used where possible to reduce the amount of paper used for communications to customers including wedding quotes, sending photographs to clients, invoices and statements. All the above requirements are carried out via PC and mobile phone. When any IT items require replacing, the old ones are disposed of adhering to the local authority procedure for disposal of IT and electrical equipment, or donated to the applicable charity for further use if possible.
Any paper used for printing is 100% biodegradable and 100% recyclable