CARE AND CONSIDER
July 10, 2020
“It fills me with pride to see how ZENOLOGY’s values of quality and sustainability are increasingly shared globally. Nature is our shared responsibility and each of us can make a difference.”
Jeroen Oude Sogtoen (founder)
Our guiding principle Care and Consider is at the basis of everything we do, every step of our products development and any interaction we have. We are passionate about being environmentally responsible and deliver a conscious product. We care about nature, which is why we always keep our eyes open to the latest developments in the field of sustainability, continuously striving to be as green as possible. We also apply this very same principle to our products and to our relationship with our customers, our providers and our retailers. We consider deeply about the products we create and the quality standards they have to live up to before we put them out into the world for you to enjoy.
So let’s take a look at the 4 ways in which we Care and Consider.
1. striving to be as green as possible
We are inspired by our respect for nature, balanced by quality and design, continuously striving for sustainability. To us, this means creating products that are free from ingredients that harm our skin or the environment.
Reducing our carbon footprint is another way in which we strive to be as green as possible. We reduce transport by sourcing raw materials, product components and packaging from Dutch or European manufacturers wherever possible.
We actively work towards waste reduction. That is why our bottles are refillable and why we offer our products in large containers. This way, you can extend the life cycle of your ZENOLOGY products and incidentally, safe yourself a few visits to the store.
100% PCR PET bottles + BIO additive
But aiming to be as green as possible makes us reassess our product, suppliers and production continuously, always on the lookout for new developments in the area of sustainable production. This is why we have transitioned to using 100% PCR-bottles with added biodegradable additive EcoPure®.
Post-Consumer Resin (PCR) are plastics that are the recycled materials from existing polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles and other plastics. EcoPure® is an organic additive that causes plastic to biodegrade through a series of chemical and biological processes in a landfill disposal environment.
how it works
Biodegradable additives ensure a swift and natural biodegradation process by microorganisms and bacteria. So instead of being degraded by environmental factors such as sunlight or heat – a process that can take many years – biodegradable additives enhance the biodegradation of polymers by allowing microorganisms to utilize the carbon within the polymer chain.
This means that the PCR plastic that we are now using for our products, is made from plastic we already have. Re-using existing plastics provides a sustainable alternative for waste reduction by giving the plastic another life.
Additionally, reprocessing existing plastics uses less energy and fossil fuels. Therefor limiting excess pollution and wasted resources. By adding the organic additive, we know it will decompose when no longer used and this way it won’t add to environmentally polluting plastic wastage.
2. creating credible clean products
We take pride in craftmanship, credibility and quality. Each of our ambiance fragrances have been developed in the same fashion as an Eau de Parfum, opening with a top note, giving way to the heart of the fragrance and leaving a long lingering base note.
Always in search of quality and perfection, all our fragrances are produced in the South of France at Accords et Parfums. The company, created by French master perfumer Edmond Roudnitska, is famed for their high standards of raw materials and prestige perfumes. Since its foundation in 1946 Accords et Parfums is synonymous with the world of luxury perfumes. Finding new heights in the quest for beauty and harmony, while maintaining the uncompromising standards to which Edmond Roudnitska dedicated his life and work.
Each of our home fragrances has been designed uniquely for ZENOLOGY by our in-house perfumer.
ZENOLOGY cosmetics have been designed to be suitable for all skin and hair types. They only contain the highest quality ingredients that are friendly to skin and environment. Most of the ingredients are drawn from renewable sources and fuse active botanicals with the power of vitamins. Many natural, organic ingredients can cause skin sensitivities that build up over time and some can be harsh and abrasive to our skin.
We want all ingredients to work together in a stable and harmonious way to be 100% good for skin and hair. That is also why the active ingredients in all our formulas are added in the most effective way. Each product for hair and skin has been carefully composed to deliver the most nourishing, soothing and protective components, measured to benefit you the most.
We aim to raise expectations of luxury by stimulating all the senses with our ambiance fragrances and cosmetics. That is why all our formulas have been subtly scented with our quality luxury fragrances. These fragrances have been uniquely designed for ZENOLOGY by our in-house perfumer to give you an indulging and lavish experience that pleases the senses.
Our products do not contain environmentally or skin unfriendly ingredients. They are not tested on animals and free from parabens, sulfates, SLS (sodium lauryl sulphate), petrolatum, mineral oils, synthetic colors, silicones, microplastics, animal ingredients.
3. building a relationship
The way we care about nature is something we increasingly share with our customers who are on the look-out for high quality, luxury products that are environmentally conscious. ZENOLOGY was born from a lack of qualitatively caring yet sustainable beauty products in hotels. From there, ZENOLOGY has established itself as a lifestyle brand, developing products on the edge of sustainable and nourishing technologies, whilst delivering a zen experience through the power of scent.
We are proud of our qualitatively excellent products and we are proud of the values of quality and sustainability that connects us to our clients. We are also proud that we are never more than a phone call or email away from each client and will do our utmost to advise you, adjust your order or go the extra mile to ensure each and every customer is satisfied.
“You asked, we listened.”
We value your opinion immensely, take your feedback to heart and always seek to deliver the best product and service. Many of you were requesting a re-fill option, so that is why now it is possible to order our ambiance fragrances (in PCR plastic bottle with added biodegradable additive) without the added trigger. You can reuse the wide range Canyon-trigger spray mechanism, herewith saving 35 grams of plastic and reducing the carbon footprint.
The original design of our iconic Ambiance Triggers was originally created for housekeeping to apply fragrances to hotel rooms. By equipping our bottle with an advanced wide range Canyon-trigger spray mechanism, one single spray from our Ambiance Trigger has the ability to fragrance an entire room. The size of our packaging allows for longevity of usage and reduces the amount of packaging used per product. But there was an increasing demand for a smaller version of our Ambiance Trigger. We therefore decided to launch the Ambiance Trigger in a smaller, 300 ml size but with the very same advanced wide range Canyon-trigger spray mechanism, allowing you to purchase and enjoy multiple fragrances for your home.
Technology being an integral part of our product development and products, we want to ensure you have all the information they may require at the tip of their finger. That is why we have incorporated QR codes which can be found on almost all your ZENOLOGY products. These will direct you to detailed product information, including active ingredients and full ingredient lists, tips for use and inspiration.
4. paying it forward
In an attempt to increase awareness and support for environmental protection, on April 22nd we celebrate Earth Day.
Each day, but especially on this day, we want raise consciousness for the importance of protecting our planet.
First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day is held in more than 192 countries,
now coordinated globally by Earth Day Network
a tree for every online order
We want to go above and beyond by creating a meaningful and lasting impact on our environment. Hence our pledge to plant a tree for each online order.
This is how we have planted thousands of trees over the years and continues to plant more trees with every order, every day.
how it works
1. You buy and contribute
Together with the Earth Day Network, we plant a tree for each online order.
Through the Canopy Project, Earth Day Network works on the ground with organizations worldwide that strengthen communities through tree planting.
2. We calculate and donate
For each order, a fixed amount of USD 1 is donated to Earth Day Network
Each month the total contribution of all orders is carefully calculated. This amount will be directly transferred to the Earth Day Network.
3. Together we make a difference
Planting trees is the easiest way to fight climate change. By using sapling and seed distribution, urban forestry, agroforestry, and tree care training, Earth Day Network has empowered rural and urban people alike to conserve, repair, and restore tree cover to their lands.
We have been a partner of Orangutan Rescue for many years, a non-profit organization that works closely with local communities to protect the Orangutan and his natural habitat. Mainly centered in Borneo, the organization is working tirelessly to save the Orangutan from extinction.
The rainforests of Indonesia are falling victim to large scale tree chopping for industrial use or palm tree plantations. Globally, this affects our world as we need to preserve these rainforests for clean water and air, as well as preserving a plethora of species. On a local level, it directly affects entire communities and takes away the natural habitat from Orangutans. Orangutan Rescue both rescues these orangutans, rehabilitates them and releases them back into the wild, whilst aiming to preserve their natural habitat.
“ What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. ”
Dr. Jane Goodall