About Us

Sustainability That Impacts

We Take Action Where it Matters the Most

Zones' quality disciplined mindset ensures the Information Management System's processes are sustainable, meet the customers' expectations, and prevent pollution while providing a healthy and safe environment for the end-to-end lifecycle services.

Zones Is Committed to a Global Environmental Footprint Reduction for Customers, Collaborators, and Communities

Our commitment is underpinned by a multifaceted approach encompassing critical sustainability aspects. We prioritize sustainable practices in Zones Technology Solution Centers (TSCs), diligently working to offer solutions that reduce our environmental footprint and minimize carbon emissions.

Our sustainable initiatives include rightsizing packaging, consolidating shipments, and identifying efficient transportation routes to extend the positive impact on our global clientele. We are dedicated to improving our EcoVadis score to showcase our progress in sustainable practices.

We have expanded our emissions data collection to include all the countries where we operate, contributing to a comprehensive global emissions reduction plan. The inclusive approach reflects our unwavering dedication to promoting a sustainable future for all.

"One of the more important areas in the workplace that drives sustainable reporting outcomes as well as having a bottom-line impact is IT Repurposing as a Service. Device Providers are racing to offer a service which can offer near net zero emissions and 50-70% cost reduction to enterprises. Zones has been shaping this service, primarily in the US, for a number of years. Being at the top of the maturity curve is probably the most important factor to consider when it comes to choosing a partner for your strategic response in this area. This makes Zones a key provider of choice."

– Iain Fisher
Director - Future of Work, Customer Experience & ESG Lead

Our Journey Toward a Greener Future

We have set measurable targets to track our progress towards a sustainable future.

TSC Certifications

Zones has achieved the R2v3 'Recycling standard' and earned the 45001 'Occupational Health and Safety' certification, reinforcing our commitment to best practices and environmental responsibility.

Sustainability Goals

We aim to reduce waste and optimize our energy consumption, aiming for a 3% year-on-year reduction in energy usage while limiting landfill waste to 20% of the total.

Energy Efficiency

Our transition to eco-friendly lighting solutions through 100% energy-efficient LED lights significantly reduces energy consumption across our TSCs.

Waste Reduction Innovation

Utilizing cutting-edge technology like the Packsize machine and corrugated shredder showcases our commitment to innovative waste management solutions.

Eco-Friendly Packaging

We prioritize 100% eco-conscious packaging, ensuring every package is environmentally friendly.

Renewable Energy Transition

We are moving towards a greener energy future by transitioning to sustainable energy sources, fostering a cleaner and more environmentally responsible tomorrow.

Boosting Sustainability Through Integrated Management System Governance

Streamlining Processes and Performance for a Greener Future

Zones, an MBE-certified contracted supplier, strongly emphasizes fostering collaboration with diverse suppliers for an inclusive and equitable business environment.

Our commitment aligns with our core values of diversity and sustainability, ensuring all our suppliers hold the necessary certifications and follow environmentally responsible practices.

From pest control services to preventive maintenance and warehouse suppliers, Zones is dedicated to creating a sustainable supply chain.

By rightsizing packaging, consolidating shipments, and meticulously selecting efficient transportation routes and methods, we actively reduce carbon emissions, benefiting our organization and clients.

Our strategic partnerships with eco-friendly suppliers and certified pickup vendors exemplify our unwavering dedication to quality, health, and safety practices, resulting in an overall sustainable environment.

Together with our partners and vendors, we optimize operations and transportation to maximize sustainability.

Championing a Greener Tomorrow with Eco-Minded Initiatives

We take comprehensive steps based on our environmental consciousness to promote sustainability and minimize our ecological footprint.
1. Transparent Reporting and Proactive Measures

We are committed to expanding our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reporting, improving our Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) performance, and proactively addressing our carbon footprint.

2. Advancing Downstream Emission Reduction

By increasing recycling tonnage and promoting responsible waste management, we contribute toward a more sustainable future with reduced downstream emissions.

3. Energy-Efficient Infrastructure

Our facilities prioritize energy efficiency through temperature, lighting, and HVAC systems to minimize energy consumption and reduce environmental impact.

4. TSC Domestic Earth Week Event

Our annual Earth Week event involves site cleanups, family planting, art activities, employee e-waste pickups, and a 'plant a tree fundraiser,' supporting reforestation efforts and promoting a cleaner environment.

5. Embedding Carbon Emissions and Energy Consumption in KPIs

We integrate carbon emissions and energy consumption metrics into key performance indicators (KPIs) across our organization, ensuring sustainability remains a core focus.

Zones Leading the Circular Economy Charge

We simplify IT asset management through a 'single pane of glass,' streamlining operations and fostering efficient, sustainable practices.

R2v3 Standards Compliance

Zones is committed to advancing the circular economy through IT Lifecycle Services. We adhere to the R2v3 standards for asset disposition management, guaranteeing the eco-friendly repurposing or disposal of retired IT equipment.

Global IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) Services

We extend our IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) services to handle customers' retired IT equipment responsibly, emphasizing sustainability. Our top priority is implementing eco-friendly disposal methods that align with federal, state, and local regulations, assuring environmental responsibility and legal compliance.

Data Security and Compliance Assurance

We meticulously wipe all client data from retired IT products and provide Certificates of Erasure, giving our customers the peace of mind they deserve. Zones Asset Management services establish a transparent chain of custody for IT assets, ensuring accountability and traceability throughout their lifecycle.

Celebrating Differences and Fostering Growth Through Diversity

Diversity is a driving force that empowers progress, enriching our collective journey toward sustainability and a more inclusive future. When we work together, acknowledging and celebrating our unique attributes, we create an environment where growth and progress are not just attainable but inevitable.

LGBTQIA2S+ Human Rights Awareness

Zones actively raises awareness about LGBTQIA2S+ human rights to create a more inclusive and accepting workplace and society.

Zones Pride Month - June

We celebrate Pride Month to demonstrate our unwavering support for the LGBTQIA2S+ community and its rights.

Minority Business Executive Program

Zones is a founding sponsor – along with The Boeing Company, Microsoft, and Nordstrom – of the University of Washington Foster School of Business Minority Business Executive Program (MBEP). Since 2015, we have provided two scholarships a year to MBEs. A great metric is once a supplier goes through the UW MBEP program, the MBE is seeing a 10% increase in their business.

Empowering African Leaders Through Education and Diversity

At Zones, we are committed to social responsibility and are proud to have a CEO like Firoz Lalji, who is equally dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion. In 2012, Firoz Lalji and his wife founded the Program for African Leadership (PfAL) at the London School of Economics, which offers scholarships to develop the next generation of African leaders.

Honoring Our Veterans

Zones is committed to supporting the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs in its initiatives to assist and honor our veterans.

Zones Women of Technology Program

Our Women of Technology Program fosters gender diversity in the IT industry, encouraging women's growth in IT and promoting collaboration within the technology sector.

Leading the way in MBE Supplier Diversity

Since 2005, Zones, LLC has been a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) under the guidelines of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). We believe supplier diversity is a business imperative, especially in today's economic climate. At Zones, we are dedicated to creating an inclusive supplier ecosystem while driving value to our clients and economic development in our communities. We are proud to support NMSDC's goal of reaching $1 trillion in NMSDC-certified MBE annual revenue. As a certified MBE, all your organization's spending with us counts as direct / Tier 1 spend toward your supplier diversity goals.

Recommended Resources

Analyst Recognition

Zones has been recognized in the ISG Provider Lens™ report on Sustainability and ESG – 2023 in the U.S.

Analyst Report

ESG Showcase – Zones' Commitment to Sustainability

Analyst Recognition

Zones has been recognized in the ISG Provider Lens™ report on the Supply Chain Services – 2023 as a Rising Star in Supply Chain IT Operation Services in the U.S.

Know more about Zones' innovative practices for achieving Sustainability goals.