THE VAULT'S SUSTAINABILITY POLICY



The Vault is an environmentally conscious and active organisation. 75% of our goods are made in New Zealand so the carbon miles that have gone into their transport is minimal compared with imported goods. We work with our artists and suppliers to encourage (coerce!) them to use biodegradable packaging and we use paper bags for your gifts in store and paper courier track packs where practical. We wrap your gifts in non bleached, sustainably grown paper from a company with very high environmental standards. We seek out products that have good eco credentials like jewellery made from recycled glass, ceramics (made from the earth!) and up-cycled products such as toys made from blankets, and bags made from truck tyres. We question our jewellers about the source of their gemstones to ensure they come from non conflict sources. We will not stock products made or packaged in PVC as PVC is highly toxic in its manufacture and also if burnt. We work hard to raise the consciousness of our suppliers and artists about the eco credentials of their products and methods. It's a work in progress.

See our SUSTAINABLE JEWELLERY CATEGORY for jewellery that is made from eco friendly materials, and/or gold and silver sourced from NZ or recycled sources.

The Vault has had a waste audit by the Sustainable Business Network and we are constantly working on ways to minimise our effect on the planet. The Vault's head office runs on solar power and our company vehicle is 100% electric.
We feel that we as business people need to help lead the drive for a pollution-free, sustainable world.

FAIR TRADE

Of course ALL our NZ made goods are made under Fair Trade conditions. We question our suppliers of imported products about the labour standards of their producers. Many kiwi designers work with small artisan family operations in countries like Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand. We will not stock goods if we know they are made under unfair labour conditions. We always question all our overseas sourced suppliers about their factories and hope to raise consciousness about the importance of fairer world trade.


THE VAULT'S SUSTAINABILITY POLICY

The Vault is an environmentally conscious and active organisation. 75% of our goods are made in New Zealand so the carbon miles that have gone into their transport is minimal compared with imported goods. We work with our artists and suppliers to encourage (coerce!) them to use biodegradable packaging and we use paper bags for your gifts in store and paper courier track packs where practical. We wrap your gifts in non bleached, sustainably grown paper from a company with very high environmental standards. We seek out products that have good eco credentials like jewellery made from recycled glass, ceramics (made from the earth!) and up-cycled products such as toys made from blankets, and bags made from truck tyres. We question our jewellers about the source of their gemstones to ensure they come from non conflict sources. We will not stock products made or packaged in PVC as PVC is highly toxic in its manufacture and also if burnt. We work hard to raise the consciousness of our suppliers and artists about the eco credentials of their products and methods. It's a work in progress.

The Vault has had a waste audit by the Sustainable Business Network and we are constantly working on ways to minimise our effect on the planet. We feel that we as business people need to help lead the drive for a pollution-free, sustainable world.