FSCTM is short for Forest Stewardship CouncilTM. FSC is an international non-profit organisation and labelling system for wood and paper, which originate from sustainable forests. The FSC label is found on several of JYSK's wooden products, and increasing the amount of FSC-certified products in our assortment is a strategic focus area for JYSK. Today, all our wooden garden furniture is made of FSC wood (FSCTM N001715).
Protecting nature, animals and humans
Today, many know FSC and are aware that the label means that the wood comes from sustainable forestry, where no more trees are felled than the forest can naturally replace – and at the same time taking animal and plant life into account. But FSC is about even more. FSC works with both environmental, social and economic responsibility.
Among other things, this means that the indigenous population’s traditional rights to use the forest are respected and areas of cultural or religious meaning are mapped and protected. The FSC label also means that the people who work in the forests are provided with training and safety equipment – and that they are secured decent working conditions, fair wages and the right to organise in unions.
In addition to having FSC-certified products in our assortment, JYSK is a member of FSC's Danish branch. JYSK has been a member since 2006 and was among the very first members of FSC Denmark.
One of the reasons JYSK joined FSC Denmark at that time was our desire to actively contribute to raising awareness of FSC and sustainable forestry among consumers - and today we still contribute to this cause.
A lot has happened since 2006, but there is still a need to put sustainable forestry on the agenda. Therefore, it is natural for us to support initiatives like FSC Design Award, which is a competition that challenges design and architecture students to creatively unite sustainability and aesthetically.