Zuntree is a family owned business which started up in Stockholm, Sweden back in 2011 but we now have affiliates in both U.S and Europe. Our business currently includes Zuntree Garden, Zuntree Solar and Zuntree Desire & Hope.
In the Zuntree world, sustainability stands both for living a sustainable and healthy life, taking care of body & soul AND a sustainable living, taking vare of Mother Earth.
Our ambition is to combine good profitability with social responsibility and environmentally considerations. We want to be known as a catalyst and accelerator of change, also in a type of business that are normally not characterized by environmental considerations.
THE ZUNTREE SUSTAINABLE VISION
In the Zuntree World, sustainability stands both for – living a sustainable and healthy life, taking care of the Body & Soul AND a sustainable living, taking care of Mother Earth. We do this by reducing the consumption of natural resources, and reducing the carbon footprint as much as possible, but without giving up our way of living.
Our own business is naturally based on both ethical and climate sustainable considerations.
Zuntree is run by environmentally conscious entrepreneurs and we do what we can to help tackle the defining issue of our own and also future generations.
Our ambition is to combine good profitability with social responsibility and environmental considerations. We want to be known as a catalyst and accelerator of change also in a type of business, that are normally not characterized by environmental concerns.
SUSTAINABILITY – SHOP WELL AND FAIR WITH ZUNTREE
“Shop Well and Fair” reflects our ambition to combine good profitability with social responsibility and environmental considerations. We want to be known as a catalyst and accelerator of change in also the type of business and supply chains, that are not normally characterized by environmental concerns.
OUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
We are a small Health and Wellness company and our environmental impacts are found in our office and in our sales and purchasing. To address this, we are trying to reduce our resource consumption, both inside and outside the office. We do this by streamlining and where possible ending the cycle. By using energy-efficient technical equipment, minimization of our travel (e.g. by using Skype instead), recycling of materials and equipment, kitchen waste collected for digestion into biogas etc. we aim to be as climate smart as possible.
WE CARBON COMPENSATE BY 200%
How can we climate compensate this much? To start with, it’s not very expensive. The question is instead how can we afford NOT to? By giving back, in our case 200 %, we give back more than we take.
We invest in positive climate impact. If the world is to be able to reach the global climate target to limit global warming to below two degrees, we both need to reduce emissions of climate gases to the atmosphere and at the same time drain the atmosphere on some of the carbon dioxide we have already released. So, it’s not enough to just be neutral. We plant trees that suck down and store carbon dioxide from the atmosphere when the trees grow. We compensate for all our emissions and also suck in another 100%. The result is that we contribute to reducing the levels of climate gases in the atmosphere.
UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDG)
We are truly SDG advocates and want to contribute as much as we can to all goals set by the UN.
We have however for the years 2021 – 2024 decided to especially focus on three areas:
Gender Equality and empower all women and girls (SDG #5)
We donate 5% of our net profit to Hand in Hand International who fights poverty with grassroots entrepreneurship in Africa and Asia.
Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG #6)
We support UNESCO Water Security Initiative and we are currently investigating which NGO to support working for this specific cause.
Climate Action (SDG #13)
We climate compensate for our emissions by 200% by purchasing compensation certificates from tree-planting projects certified by Plan Vivo