FSC Forest - photo: FSC Denmark

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.

Responsible forestry

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 all wooden garden furniture in JYSK is FSC-certified (FSCTM N001715).

However, it does not end there. JYSK continuously strives to increase the use of FSC-certified raw materials, and by the end of 2024 all wood used for JYSK products will be FSC-certified.

Furthermore, JYSK contributes to put focus on responsible forestry and sustainable wood, for example through the FSC week and FSC Design Award, where JYSK is one of the main sponsors.


 

Packaging

In JYSK, we constantly work to make our packaging more sustainable. 

The main purpose of the packaging 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 the right kind of packaging and using as little as possible.

We are changing materials used for packaging on an ongoing basis. We are currently working to implement a new packaging design for all our products, which is more sustainable. Solid cardboard with simple product drawings is replacing the coloured boxes with photos.

This means we will be using less colour printing, and at the same time, we require that the amount of FSC-certified cardboard will increase continuously. Inside the boxes, we constantly try to minimise the amount of plastic and polystyrene, for example by replacing them with recyclable packaging made from cardboard.

Plastic

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.

CO2

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.