Zeon Social & Ethical Responsibility


At Zeon, we think a key part of the selection process when choosing your teamwear supplier is to know exactly where garments are being made.  Our company adopts the highest standards.  Factories in our supply chain are audited by SEDEX, a world-leading organisation dedicated to improving ethical and responsible business practices in the global supply chain.  It give you the peace of mind knowing your garments are made in factories that promote fair labour practices, ensure worker rights are maintained, do not use child labour and provide a safe and hygienic working environment.

We visits our factories a minimum of twice a year (Covid aside).

Zeon factories are audited by SEDEX to ensure:

Workers are employed of their own free will
All workers are able to leave employment as they choose
There are safe & hygienic working conditions
There is no child labour
Local statutory employment laws are applied
Workers are paid the living wage
Working hours are not excessive
There is zero tolerance of discrimination

Zeon Committed to Change

The process to reduce our carbon footprint is ongoing.  This is an overview of measures we’ve taken to reduce our impact on the planet.  More initiatives will follow.

Things we’ve always done
Re-cycled old samples and discontinued ranges to charity shops.
Re-used carboard boxes.
Supplied high class garments built to last and so reduce waste.

January 1998 – we changed from using our own vans to deliver by courier services.  It seems normal now but at the time a significant change.

April 2004 – we changed our sales strategy moving away from ‘on the road’ sales representatives, replacing them with an in-house sales team using digital presentations.  Our evaluation is that we save 57,000 car miles per year.

August 2004 – we introduced a recycling policy in our warehouse and offices.  All waste is re-cycled.

November 2009 – We moved into our new Head Office and Warehouse.  This is an award-winning environmentally-friendly building.  Façade greening and green-roof technology have been used to help reduce energy costs and the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. The building holds a full Energy Performance Certificate.

January 2010 – Plastic garment bags are made using re-cycled plastic.

2015 – China introduce a policy that requires all fabric mills and dye houses to work to a new environmental standard (certificate).  All our fabrics are sourced from energy efficient suppliers.

2015 – China introduce a policy that all screen print and dye sublimation should work to a new environmental standard.

February 2016 – Zeon start a process to move away from using screen print to more environment friendly heat seal.

2018 – Zeon start a process to introduce more sublimate garments to the range.  Sublimate is an eco friendly method of dying fabric.

2018 – we removed all cardboard swing tickets and plastic kimble tie threads from garments.

January 2021 – our latest collection will feature fabric ranges using yarns made from re-cycled plastic bottles.