We work to support 12 of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
As part of ZENZ’s core values, we work to ensure that we as individuals and company take responsibility for our health and the environment. We strive to make a positive impact on the world we leave to our descendants, and therefore we always implement the latest knowledge and solutions about sustainability in the operation of our company.
ZENZ do not only take care of your health. We also take care of our common environment and nature. Based on UN’s years of struggle to protect the planet and our health, ZENZ contribute to this development. With a growing demand for healthier and more eco-friendly alternatives, ZENZ’s ambition is to give conscious consumers and hairdressers an opportunity to come in the salons and use ZENZ Organic Products without fear of health or harm to the environment.
Natural beauty and health are inextricably linked, and therefore it is natural for us to think and act sustainably as well as show our respect for nature by choosing natural and organic ingredients whenever possible. We are passionate about our work to contribute UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development. And we are constantly working to support the goals that we cannot actively be a part of by entering into partnerships with companies that do so.
Here you can read about 12 of the UN’s goals for sustainable development, which ZENZ support:
GOAL #1 NO POVERTY
Among other things, ZENZ work together with one of Denmark’s largest privately funded children’s rights organisations, PlanBørnefonden. They help young mothers eliminate poverty and prostitution in Kampala, Uganda by providing them with a hairdressing education that leads them to support themselves and their families.
GOAL #3 GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
In our product range, ZENZ Organic Products, we deselect all ingredients that are or are suspected of being endocrine disrupting and/or carcinogenic. ZENZ strive to have the healthiest and purest beauty products on the market. In our salons we always ensure good working conditions, as well as in the rest of our company and production.
GOAL #4 QUALITY EDUCATION
In ZENZ salons, we offer in-house further training through ZENZ Organic Academy, which includes a management training for hairdressers. As mentioned before, we also help young women in Kampala, Uganda, via the PlanBørnefonden, to get a hairdressing education.
GOAL #5 GENDER EQUALITY
We are in favor of 100% equality in terms of gender, religion or other differences. We are a company where the majority of our employees at all levels are women, not because they are women, but because they are the best at their jobs.
GOAL #6 CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
The ingredients in ZENZ Organic Products do not harm the groundwater - neither during the production phase nor during the use phase. In our ZENZ salons, we do not use products that affect our groundwater or deteriorate its quality. We use Nordic Swan ecolabelled products, a certification that our own product line carries.
GOAL #7 AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY
We buy energy from sustainable forms of energy, and help to ensure that a larger share of more sustainable energy is used in the Danish electricity grid.
GOAL #9 INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
We are proud to be able to influence the standard in the beauty industry in a positive direction, as well as to inspire the industry to develop and further develop sustainable ingredients and technologies for our beauty products and salons.
GOAL #10 REDUCED INEQUALITIES
We take pride in paying a fair salary to our employees. We fight to reduce inequality in all areas, by supporting the Planbørnefonden and other projects and organisations working to reduce inequality.
GOAL #12 RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
At ZENZ Organic Products, we work to ensure sustainability in all processes, and we always take responsibility for the outside world. We try being a good example and in our communication, we strive to influence our employees and customers to act more sustainably. With ZENZ Organic Products, you get multifunctional products that are also economical in use, just as you can refill your products in our salons, which makes it possible to reduce the total consumption of beauty products.
GOAL #14 LIFE BELOW WATER
We take active responsibility for cleaning up the world’s oceans by helping to remove plastic to improve the environment in the world’s oceans and rivers through a partnership with Ocean Waste Plastic, who collect plastic 1:1 against the packaging weight of our products.
GOAL #15 LIFE ON LAND
The majority of our packaging from our products is made from recycled plastic from consumers and industry, just as our customers can refill their empty ZENZ products in our salons, so that the use of new plastic is reduced. In collaboration with Re-Plastic in Copenhagen, the empty packaging is recycled and made into displays and furniture for our salons. In addition, we also have waste sorting and return schemes so that waste does not land in nature.
GOAL #17 PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS
We continuously collaborate, locally and globally, with organisations who, like us, work to support the sustainable development goals. These organisations include PlanBørnefonden, Dansk Folkehjælp, Mødrehjælpen, Knæk Cancer and UNICEF.