Sustainability

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Our Commitment to Sustainability

Smithers-Oasis is committed to contributing to the sustainability of the earth we live on and the people and communities we serve globally. Consistent with our dedication to social responsibility, we recognize the environment requires thoughtful stewardship and accountability to preserve it for future generations. As a leader in the floral industry, our commitment is long term. We look for ways to be an increasingly sustainable company. We will continue to introduce innovative and environmentally friendly floriculture products and programs that increase the sustainability of our planet.

Three Pillars of Sustainability

Smithers-Oasis is committed to contributing to the sustainability of the earth we live on and the people and communities we serve globally. Consistent with our dedication to social responsibility, we recognize the environment requires thoughtful stewardship and accountability to preserve it for future generations. Smithers-Oasis began its sustainability journey in 2011 with its focus on three pillars of sustainability: People, Planet and Prosperity.

People

Smithers-Oasis promotes respect for individual employees by providing healthy and safe work environments throughout our global organization. We conduct ongoing safety training and regular onsite reviews of working conditions to ensure we meet and exceed all applicable labor codes. We support open and honest communications and dialogue as part of an inviting and rewarding work environment where personal and professional development is recognized and rewarded.

Planet

Smithers-Oasis is continuously evaluating the products we make and how we make them. Creating products through sustainable means is our goal, and we have achieved significant reductions of waste in  our manufacturing facilities. We are working to have as many of our products as possible to be reusable, recyclable, biodegradable, or made from sustainable ingredients with a reduced environmental impact.

Prosperity

While sustaining our organization means earning a profit and reasonable growth, we can only do that by creating products and services that help our customers and their customers prosper and grow. We work across industries to learn what key stakeholders need to succeed, and we use that feedback to generate innovations for long-term sustainable development.

Working Together—Our Corporate Social Responsibility

At Smithers-Oasis Company, we recognize that our actions as a worldwide organization affect many people and places. For this reason, we take our corporate social responsibility very seriously. We believe our obligation goes well beyond legislative compliance, to a moral obligation to act responsibly in our daily business.

Our goal is to make a positive impact on our employees, customers and communities and to lead through responsible management and applying socially and environmentally responsible practices in all we do.

Robin M. Kilbride
Chairman of the BoardPresident & CEO

Our Worldwide Presence

Smithers-Oasis Company is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of floral foam, floral accessories, postharvest products and propagation media for the floriculture marketplace.

Our Company founder, V.L. Smithers, invented the world’s first water-absorbing floral foam in 1954, which revolutionized retail floristry. Over these years, OASIS® has become one of the most trusted and well-known brands in the industry.

In 1938, the first flower food was developed and introduced by Floralife, Inc. Since that time, our Floralife® brand of postharvest products has led the industry in the care and handling of cut flowers.

And our OASIS® brand growing media products provide technologically advanced, sterile propagation media (rooting systems) for nourishing and growing vegetative annuals, perennials and plants.

Our customers and partners include florists, growers, wholesalers, floral design schools, mass market retailers and bouquet manufacturers throughout the world. With sales offices, distribution and manufacturing facilities located in over 20 countries, we understand that our actions are viewed by a global audience and we are committed to conducting ourselves responsibly in all matters.

Our Commitment to Local Communities

Our strength is built on local relationships, wherever we are in the world. With locations in North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, our employees serve as our regional experts, providing insight on local cultures and needs. Also important, our employees around the world are encouraged to become actively involved in local projects and programs within their communities, often with Smithers-Oasis assisting these efforts. Examples include helping to build a primary school in Malaysia after the devastating Tsunami in the year 2004, and matching, dollar-for-dollar, employee donations to the American Red Cross following the destruction of Hurricane Katrina in the United States in 2005.

Our Commitment to Our Employees

We believe our employees are our unique resource for achieving our goals.

Smithers-Oasis Company continues our promise of respect for the individual employee by providing a healthy and safe work environment throughout our worldwide organization. We conduct ongoing safety training, combined with regular onsite reviews of working conditions to ensure we are meeting and exceeding all applicable labor codes. Our commitment to our employees is supported by a work environment of open and honest communications and dialogue – an environment that is inviting and rewarding.

We are dedicated to employee programs that further develop the individual, both professionally and personally. We strive to ensure our employees are continually recognized and rewarded for their unique contributions to Smithers-Oasis.

Worldwide Locations

As a global company, Smithers-Oasis features a network of offices and facilities around the world that enables us to provide products and services to the local market. 

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