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It’s no secret that our flowers have to travel

It’s no secret that our flowers have to travel

It’s no secret that our flowers have to travel. We wish we could grow them all here in Droitwich, but it’s not best known for its agriculture. We do, however, give a lot of thought to making sure they travel as efficiently as possible. The selection of our growing partners is guided by the farm location and our ability to consolidate shipments early in the supply chain, as fewer trucks and flights mean less fuel consumed and lower fuel emissions.

In 2020, our overall annual mileage has been reduced by 55%.
Less Water, Less Impact

Less Water, Less Impact

One thing plants love is water, but it’s a valuable resource that we believe shouldn’t be used frivolously.

To conserve it, our farms use hydroponic systems, supplemented by collected rainwater, wetland water filtration schemes and greywater sourcing over traditional soil planting. By growing our flowers in trays of water instead of soil, we can reduce overall water consumption by 30-40% while keeping the stems just as beautiful and healthy.

It’s not only our farms that are water-conscious - we moved our entire UK headquarters to an EPC A-rated facility to harvest and better utilise our grey water, something which has reduced our water consumption by 12% this year. This focus on water preservation goes beyond top-level decisions around our premises; all of our staff are encouraged to consider water as an important resource as we work together to save as much of it as we can. It’s all part of our pledge to become the most water-efficient flower business in the world.
Conserve Energy

Conserve Energy

Growing flowers outside of their natural cycles requires the creation of artificial environments. This takes an awful lot of energy to achieve, so we just don’t do it. Instead, our expert florists work with the seasons and create our stunning bouquets naturally. We are still able to supply some year-round favourites though, having established the growing methods which require the lowest energy consumption. The majority of our roses are grown in Kenya where the equatorial climate allows us to use the least resource possible. They have a little further to get here, but we got clever on maximising that too - read on to find out!
Leading the industry at Arena Flowers HQ

Leading the industry at Arena Flowers HQ

We arrange and tie all of our bouquets by hand, here in the UK. Our headquarters is an EPC A-rated facility which harvests its greywater and is heated by sustainably-sourced woodchip pellets. Many of our staff are local enough to walk or cycle to work. We also have charging points for EVs outside our building for both staff vehicles and the company vans. We have three company electrical vehicles currently on-site and plan to at least double this by summer 2021. For those employees who need to drive to work, we will incentivise them to move to electric vehicles for their commute.
Eliminating Pesticides

Eliminating Pesticides

Why use chemicals when there’s a natural solution? We use botanical solutions and Integrated Pest Management to look after our flowers, meaning that instead of a harsh, artificial, environment-harming chemical, we rely on other plants and natural predators like red spider mites to keep unwanted pests down. Well-protected flowers for us and an all-you-can-eat buffet for our arachnid colleagues. If our growers are required to use something not quite so natural, we will only permit products with the lightest possible environmental impact.

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