Making Zenxin Sustainable
From growing to packing
The integration of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into our business strategy ensures that we are on the right path towards a better and more sustainable future for all. Under our sustainable efforts, we play our part, though little but we hope to contribute to the following SDGs:
Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being
Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Goal 13: Climate Change
Goal 14: Life under Water
Goal 15: Life on Land
Organic Farming is Kinder To Our Planet
At Zenxin, we believe that our organic actions speak louder than claiming green and socially responsible. We have always ethically strived to achieve towards our sustainability goals while following the 4 principles of organic agriculture (Principle of Health, Ecology, Fairness and Care) as outlined by International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements:
We farm and support organic farming which promotes micro nutrient-dense soil used for decades to grow crops.
We protect water quality by not contributing chemical residues such as fossil fuels, harmful pesticides and toxic fertilizers to our waterways.
We encourage biodiversity, protect animal health and welfare in the farm by reserving at least 10% of our farm land without any activity for the wildlife to live.
No synthetic fertilizers and pesticides are used in our organic farm which less pollute the environment and guarantee safer produce to the consumers.
Organic farming helps to slow down climate change by capturing atmospheric carbon dioxide and incorporating it into the soil, keeping it from contributing to the greenhouse effect.
We have successfully converted more than 330 acres of land into organic farmlands in Malaysia since 2001.
Fighting Food Waste
We hate food waste here in Zenxin! There are times when our veggies & fruits don’t fit for supermarket standards for few reasons; as they look UGLY, although they are totally edible! We have always given extra attention to those fresh produce we call “Organic Uglies” and constantly apply new efforts in tackling these moment & to reduce food wastes in general:
Staff Canteen: Lots of our “Organic Uglies” fruits & vegetables are used in Zenxin Kitchen to make Organic Lunch for our staffs and co-workers in Zenxin.
Charity Donations: Every week, local charities collect our grade-out veggies for use in soup kitchen.
Midori Fertilizers: Zenxin Organic Farms are using self-made fertilizers and compost, made from discarded raw materials, including our “Organic Uglies”. Not only that it supplies nutrients to plants, it also reduces food waste. (Learn more about our Midori Fertilisers)
Zenxin’s Environmental Policy
We started off with Zenxin’s environment policy in year 2018, which we have been proactively engaging ourselves in 5Rs commitments, namely Reduce, Replace, Reuse, Recycle & Repurpose in order to reduce plastic waste generated by our business:
Reduce usage of grocery plastic bags at Zenxin’s retail outlets.
Replace single use plastics in outlets by reusing old carton boxes in goods delivery.
Recycle food packaging waste generated by setting up a recycle station at every Zenxin’s retail outlet.
Repurpose non-recyclable plastics into Eco-bricks under Zenxin Eco-Wall Projects. (Sign up for our Eco Warrior tour to learn how to make Eco-Brick!)
Replace current plastic-based packaging of our fresh produce. We are pleased to announce that we are bringing in few sustainable packaging for our fresh produce this coming October.