Environment and climate
Our actions as a company affect the environment and climate in different ways, and we have a big responsibility towards the nature that surrounds us.
We want to reduce our carbon footprint and negative affect on the environment and therefore we continuously work to develop as a company and think in sustainable solutions.
FSCTM is short for Forest Stewardship CouncilTM. It is a non-profit organisation and labelling system for wood and paper, which originate from sustainable forestry, where animal and plant life is taken into account. The FSC label concerns both environmental, social and economic responsibility.
In FSC forests, no more trees are felled than the forest can naturally replace, and strict requirements are set for use of pesticides and chemicals to protect the water environment. FSC also sets a number of social requirements, among other things ensuring that the people who work in the forests have decent working conditions, are provided with training and safety equipment, and get fair wages. In FSC forests, the indigenous population and locals have the right to use the forests and the local area benefits from the earnings from the forest.
Since 2006, JYSK has been a member of FSC Denmark and the FSC label is found on a number of our products. The FSC label is found on all of our wooden garden furniture and on selected products in the rest of our assortment. We continuously work to increase the use of FSC-labelled wood in our entire assortment (FSCTM N001715).
In JYSK, we work to optimise and minimise the use of packaging on an ongoing basis.
The main purpose of the packaging around our products is to secure that the product is protected during transportation so that our customers get a good experience with our products.
At the same time, we are aware of the importance of using as little packaging as possible and using the right kind of packaging.
We work on finding more environmentally friendly solutions when it comes to the packaging of our products, and we have initiated a number of projects, that focus on the environmental impact of different types of packaging.
We have decided to remove all single-use plastic from our product assortment, and we continue to work on optimising the use of plastic for example by using recycled plastic in our products.
Among other things, we have replaced our grey SMARTSTORE boxes with a version made of 100% recycled plastic, and we will continuously introduce more products made of 100% recycled plastic.
In JYSK, we generally focus on environment and use of resources when we make decisions. We work to minimise our use of energy and emission of CO2 where we can. No matter if it is operation of our distribution centres or choosing cleaning equipment for our stores.
For example, all of our distribution centres and the majority of our stores are equipped with LED lightening. On our distribution centres, we also have a number of initiatives that secure optimal use of power.
We are also focused on efficiency and CO2-emission when our products are transported. Here we focus on utilising space as effective as possible to reduce the number of trucks and containers needed for transportation. Also, we have special machines at our distribution centres that customise the cardboard boxes for all online orders. This means that we avoid transporting air and use less cardboard.