Zuntree come with a mission to combat Stress & Anxiety, in both Body & Soul.
A short background of myself
Ever since I was a kid, having a company of my own, seemed to be the natural way of making a living, as both my dad, and also my older brother, are serial entrepreneurs.
I have always been interested in different kind of sports and once upon a time I was actually a quite promising athlete doing sprinter running (100 meters) and long jump. After having injured my knee playing soccer, the athletics career went downhill though.
Our family have always been nature lovers and I spent a lot of time in the nature and especially in the forest during my upbringing (thanks for that mum and dad), cross-country skiing during winter and fishing, picking mushrooms and berries, or just hiking during the summer. Sweden has a lot to offer when it comes to nature.
It is based on this interest for personal well-being and to live a life in harmony with nature, that Zuntree was eventually founded.
The Zuntree Sustainable Vision
Zuntree is created by experienced health enthusiasts. Based on our own long experience from the field, we are extremely selective, and settle only for the best products available.
We only sell products that we use ourselves and can vouch for, based on the best of what science and professionals have to offer.
I have over the years had my own share of mental health issues, so I know what I am talking about.
We live in a "messy" world and a complex society, that creates a lot of stress and anxiety in our everyday lives and at Zuntree we see it as our mission to counteract this and to offer you support in finding a way to a less stressful life.
Zuntree will not solve this for you, but what we can do is to give you some help and support in your quest to find a better balance in both body & soul and to live the healthy and active life that you want.
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 2019 - 2020 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