1-800-Flowers.com believes in giving back to the communities we serve. Through volunteer, philanthropic and charitable programs, we are proudly involved in numerous community-based efforts, such as the battle against hunger, support of women’s and children’s health, local recycling programs and the devlopment and advancement of young people through various scholarships and other learning incentives. 1-800-Flowers.com maintains a sustaining relationship with Smile Farms Inc., a non-for-profit organization dedicated to providing meaningful work opportunities for disabled adults across the country.
1-800-Flowers.com works with colleges and universities across the United States and abroad to provide first-hand experience, job skills and knowledge via student internships. Since 2003, the 1-800-Flowers.com Executive Intern Program has enabled college students to acquire and enhance skills in such diverse business areas as marketing, finance, accounts receivable, human resources, information technology, merchandising, customer service and public relations.
Workplace inclusion and diversity are priorities at 1-800-Flowers.com. In all areas of our business we strive to provide employment and career advancement opportunities for talented people, at all levels, and from virtually all backgrounds. We also seek the services of staffing vendors who share our dedication to encouraging a diverse workforce.
1-800-Flowers.com is an active supporter of military personnel serving in the United States and around the world. Among the programs we have been involved with is “Cell Phones for Soldiers,” an initiative that collects used cell phones that are then recycled, with the proceeds going toward the purchase of prepaid calling cards for soldiers stationed abroad to use for calling home. Also, through the 1-800-Flowers.com “Veteran’s Assistance Plan,” designed to make it easier for veterans of military service to succeed in the private sector, we have provided skills training to military veterans and their family members in such areas as business communication, resume writing, leadership and teamwork, computer proficiency and job interviewing techniques.
As a company of responsible global citizens, 1-800-Flowers.com is committed to helping to provide a sustainable environment for generations to come. From our corporate headquarters and support offices, to our manufacturing and distribution facilities, to our retail stores, to our vendor choices and throughout our supply chain, we endeavor to minimize our environmental footprint in a “green” and renewable fashion. Among the ecologically sound practices we employ are efforts to reduce waste, utilizing energy efficiently, conserving natural resources and recycling whenever and wherever possible.
1-800-FLOWERS.COM is proud to work with premiere farms in the U.S. and throughout the world that grow beautiful flowers, which helps us create truly original arrangements that are guaranteed to deliver a smile. Our policy is to source flowers from farms – both domestic and international – that follow socially and environmentally responsible practices as certified by one or more of the following industry leading agencies:
1-800-Flowers.com is in the business of delivering smiles by helping people express themselves and connect with the important people in their lives. As part of our efforts to achieve this, we have a labor code of conduct to help guide our vendor relationships. The code of conduct is communicated internally and externally on our website, and it underscores our intent to sell products that are produced under safe working conditions and in compliance with applicable laws.