JYSK says no to harmful chemicals

Harmful chemicals have a problematic effect on health and the environment. Therefore, JYSK has high standards and makes strict demands on suppliers.

OEKO-TEX Standard 100

Today, the vast majority of JYSK's textile products are OEKO-TEX® certified, and JYSK has decided that all new textile products should be OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified. Textile products are items where at least 80 percent of the weight of the item is made of textile, such as duvet cover sets and towels.

Additionally, the OEKO-TEX label is found on a wide range of our other items, for example the majority of quilts and pillows, and all textiles in other products, e.g. furniture, must live up to the same requirements as OEKO-TEX certified products.

OEKO-TEX is the world's leading certification for textiles. The label is an assurance for JYSK and the customers that the product does not contain any harmful levels of substances known for being problematic to health. OEKO-TEX is a voluntary labeling scheme whose 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.

What about the rest of JYSK’s products?

OEKO-TEX Standard 100 is a textile certification, but since there can also be harmful chemistry in other types of products, JYSK has also taken other measures.

Regardless of product category, JYSK wants to ensure that there is no harmful chemistry in our products. Therefore, we have made the decision that we do not allow so-called SVHC substances in our products, even though the substances are still lawful to use.

SVHC stands for Substances of Very High Concern, that is, substances that may be problematic to health and the environment. The EU defines which substances are considered as SVHC. New substances are added continuously.

When new substances are added to the EU’s list of SVHCs, JYSK will be notified. Then we will contact our suppliers and ask them to phase out the new substances from our products within six months.

Test and control

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.