You will hear different terms regarding a flower’s environmental and social impact. Each flower certification program has it’s own standards. Some of the programs address environmental impact like use of pesticides and water conservation. Some address the social impact on workers like working conditions and wages , & some address flower quality standards like cold chain management. More consumers are demanding environmentally friendly products and the floral industry is responding. Here are some links to read up on the subject. 

Veriflora Label

The Sierra Eco Label