We’re proud to announce that we are now one of the Real Changemakers in Luxury. We have been awarded with the Butterfly Mark as a symbol that we are meeting higher and higher standards for people and nature.

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 has been awarded the Butterfly Mark, powered by Positive Luxury, and is officially a Real Changemaker. The Butterfly Mark is an independent certification for luxury brands that are meeting higher and higher standards for people and nature.

We’ve joined the Real Changemakers.
Because it’s time to go beyond baby steps.
We believe that world’s challenges require leaps of transformation.
That’s why we’re honoured to have been awarded the Butterfly Mark by Positive Luxury.
The Butterfly Mark is only ever awarded to the luxury brands meeting higher and higher standards for people and nature.
To earn it, we had to undergo a comprehensive assessment which is built on the foundation of international agreements, global frameworks and standards, and even potential upcoming legislation. The expansive assessment covers all areas of sustainability including our impact on climate, nature and water, how we treat workers and communities as well as how responsibly and ethically we run our business.
To pass the assessment, we had to score a minimum of 50% in each of the three areas. All of this means Butterfly Mark Certification is hard to attain. But we’re not stopping here. We are committed to continually improving our performance so every two years, we will re-certify to an even higher standard than last time.

Transformation made transparent.

Explore how we scored. The Connected Butterfly Mark shows you exactly how we scored in the Butterfly Mark Assessment. We invite you to take a closer look at how we performed on things like our impact on climate, nature and water, how we treat our workers and communities, and how responsibly and ethically we run our business. You’ll see what we’re good at, what we’re getting better at, and where we need to improve.

We’re sharing all of this with you – our successes and our flaws – because we believe that we have a responsibility to be as open and honest as possible with our community. We want to enable you to make the most informed decisions about the products and brands you choose.

Connected Butterfly Mark QR Code - Zone Creations