We are thrilled to be shortlisted for the Positive Luxury award for Material & Manufacturing Innovation of the Year. Making the Jesmonite Packaging a reality for the Glenfiddich team has been incredibly rewarding for the Zone Creations team.  Now being shortlisted for this award is a great honour and recognition of the breakthroughs we have made in using this innovative material in a presentation case and becoming the first company to do so.

Our Low Carbon / Net Zero Roadmap

• Zone Creations is working with advisors to set science-based targets to provide a clearly defined pathway for our business to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

• We have committed to reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50% by 2040 from a 2019 base year.

• We are in the process of becoming a Race to Zero Signatory.

• Our technical design and production team approach all briefs with sustainability in mind, whether that be through designing enduring luxury packaging, material choice, refurbishment options or post project re-use.

Our Materials Innovations & Initiatives

• Our business strategy is to focus on working with brands where we can supply our innovation and creativity to solve the issue of replacing single use packaging.

• We approach each brief with the aim of proposing eco material to our clients without downgrading the quality and the luxury of the final product. We also know that whilst no product is perfect, the background work we do when looking into materials helps inform our client and gives knowledge on material suitability and risks.

• Our materials and production specialist team perform continuous research to propose the best possible materials, from the most natural to the most innovative. We are committed to increasing use of recycled and environmentally friendly alternatives such as Jesmonite®, recycled acrylics, bamboo, Durat® and more.

• We invest in research and development projects each year to help clients produce interesting and unique pieces.

Our People & Communities

• Zone Creations is working towards the Positive Luxury Butterfly Mark Accreditation, the luxury industry’s leading sustainability certification awarded to brands that are going beyond ‘normal’ industry standards. We had our first assessment in November 2022 with a great result. This first assessment has provided us with a list of areas of improvements on which we are working on right now with the aim to achieve our Butterfly Mark within the next 6 months.

• We have A Royal Warrant of  Appointment, a mark of recognition for those who have supplied goods or services to the Households of the late HM The Queen or HRH King Charles for at least five years, and who have an ongoing trading arrangement.  Warrant holders are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate environmental and sustainability policy and action plan.

• We nurture the talent of over 70 creative individuals. We want our staff to make a career within the company and have in place an Appraisal and Learning & Development Programme to improve workplace culture, bridge skills gaps and increase employee retention rates.

• We pay our employees at or above the rate advised by the Living Wage Organisation (London rate).

Our Sustainable Supply Processes

• Zone creations does not outsource production overseas, nor do we use the cheapest materials if these are harmful for the environment.

• We make the conscious choice to use suppliers who have already made a commitment to being green. We consider distance from our factory and method of delivery before placing orders. Ordering consumables and some materials is centralised to maximise transport efficiencies and reduce incoming packaging.

• During 2023 we will evaluate 80% of our suppliers (by value) against our new business code of conduct.

• We are replacing unnecessary plastic packaging with more sustainable, reusable alternatives such as mushroom root packaging, corrugated packaging and cotton bags.

Social and Environmental Sustainability

Zone Creations focuses on providing a quality service in a manner that ensures a safe and healthy workplace for our employees and minimises our potential impact on the environment. We operate in compliance with all relevant environmental legislation, and we will strive to use pollution prevention and environmental best practices in all we do.