No harmful chemicals
Harmful chemicals have a problematic effect on health and the environment. Therefore, JYSK has high standards and makes strict demands towards suppliers.
JYSK does not allow so-called SVHC substances in our products. SVHC stands for Substances of Very High Concern, that is, substances that may be problematic to health and the environment. The list of SVHC substances is defined and updated by the EU.
OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certification
OEKO-TEX is the world's leading health and environmental-label for textiles. The label is an assurance for JYSK and the customers that the product does not contain any harmful levels of substances known as being problematic to health.
All textiles in JYSK, that is products where at least 80 percent of the weight of the item is made of textile, live up to OEKO-TEX’s requirements and the majority of textiles in JYSK carry the OEKO-TEX standard 100 label. All textiles in other products, e.g. furniture, must live up to the same requirements as OEKO-TEX certified products.
The OEKO-TEX label is also found on many other products for example on the main part of our duvets and pillows.
OEKO-TEX is a voluntary labelling scheme, and the standards are more extensive than EU legislation. When a product is marked with the OEKO-TEX Standard 100 label, the whole product is tested for problematic chemistry - including those parts, which are not made from textile, e.g. zippers.
JYSK works systematically with control of our products. We use external testing houses to control and test products for harmful chemistry, and at the same time JYSK requires suppliers to test and document.
Organic cotton with the GOTS-certification
In a special collection named Scandinavian Sense, JYSK has a number of textile products for the bathroom and bedroom made of 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton.
GOTS stands for Global Organic Textile Standard, which is the world’s leading standard within organic production of among other things cotton. The GOTS-certification sets strict demand both for the product and the production.