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Zea Impact Report 2022-23FY

Hayden Brass | 22 March

With the end of 2023 comes the exciting release of our third annual Impact Report for 2022-23 FY! 

At Zea, we are continuously evolving and actively implementing changes to ensure we are always working towards becoming increasingly sustainable, ethical, and eco-friendly.

Our annual Impact Report not only showcases our achievements over the past year but, more importantly, outlines our steadfast commitments and the proactive steps we are taking to enhance our impact in the year ahead.

I have shared some of my favourite highlights from the report below, and you can click here to download and read the full report.


We have actively participated in the SDG Accelerator program, contributing to the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 to support sustainable and green business growth. 

Our efforts align with advancing the global development agenda, underscoring the significance of businesses in championing and facilitating sustainable practices for long-term societal and environmental well-being.


We ensure all Zea products are meticulously packaged and shipped using Future Fulfilment, a carbon-neutral third-party logistics provider (3PL). In tandem with offsetting our fulfilment activities through Ecologi, every order is now packaged in environmentally conscious materials, including eco-friendly, compostable mailers, 99.9% recycled cardboard boxes, recycled hex wrap, and compostable corn-starch packaging.

We're also taking strides to further minimise waste at our 3PL by implementing a practice of shredding boxes that would have otherwise gone through traditional recycling processes. This initiative has resulted in a significant decrease in the expenditure on virgin packaging materials, generating a positive impact in its own right. Moreover, we're repurposing the returned boxes and cartons from our suppliers before they head to recycling, offering them a second life and contributing to the sustainable cycle of materials.


Being a Foundation Member, we appear on the Sustainability Tracker—an all-in-one platform providing sustainability insights for businesses of all sizes. The inclusion of our sustainability initiatives in a publicly accessible space like Sustainability Tracker serves as a constant reminder and accountability tool. It propels us to stay vigilant and committed to enhancing our impact endeavours year after year. 


We submitted our Kunzea Pain Relief Cream to the Clean and Conscious Awards 2023, securing the gold medal in the Family First Aid category. 

The evaluation process entailed a thorough examination of our ethical and sustainable endeavours. It genuinely serves as a testament to our unwavering dedication to making a positive impact on the planet.


We are constantly making changes and improvements to help make Zea more sustainable, ethical and eco-friendly. Below, we have listed just some of our impact goals for the next year. You can find the full list of our goals by downloading the full Impact Report.


To ensure we’re continuously implementing improvements to our social and environmental practices after becoming B Corp Certified - we are required to submit an updated B Impact Assessment (BIA) every 3 years, to successfully renew our BCorp certification.


We are working on tracking our carbon emissions to help us reduce and offset our footprint, whilst striving to become certified carbon neutral.


A Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) serves as a guiding framework for building meaningful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and people, engaging in cultural learning and awareness, and ensuring that our business practices consistently reflect our commitment to reconciliation, respect, and collaboration.

A Reflect RAP in particular, runs for 12 months and serves as the foundation for scoping capacity for reconciliation and preparing for reconciliation initiatives in future RAPs. 

Our Reflect RAP has now been formally approved by Reconciliation Australia, the lead body for reconciliation in Australia. With official accreditation by Reconciliation Australia, Zea is now formally recognised as a member of the RAP network. We are preparing for the public announcement and launch of our RAP in the first half of the 2023 calendar year. 


Our passion has always extended beyond simply producing exceptional products; it is deeply rooted in giving back to the community and land that supports us. We believe that every business should play an active role in creating positive change. 

So thank you for being a part of our journey to make a difference. By choosing Zea, you’re joining a community of like-minded individuals striving to make a collective positive impact on the planet.

We will continue to innovate, educate, and advocate for natural health solutions that are firmly grounded in sustainability. 

Together, we can build a healthier, more harmonious world. 

To read the full Impact Report 2022-23 FY, please click here.


For the past few years, Hayden has lived and breathed Zea. He has been the driving force behind turning what was a family project into a real business that could positively impact millions of people throughout the world. It's Hayden's personal mission to develop products that have a positive impact on people’s lives and well-being. When he is not working and talking about Kunzea Oil, Hayden enjoys getting outdoors into nature and exploring the beautiful planet in which we call home.