A significant portion of greenhouse gas emissions are the result of deforestation and the burning of trees. One of JYSK's core product areas is garden furniture, and we are among the largest dealers in Europe. That is why we are working actively to promote sustainable forestry, such as through our membership in the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®).
Every day, illegal and unsustainable logging threatens to wipe out the world's forests, and this unsettling trend is something the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and its members are looking to reverse.
The FSC is an internationally recognised, non-profit organisation that seeks to promote sustainable forestry. In an FSC forest, no more trees are cut down than the forest can naturally replace.
In addition to leading environmental initiatives, the FSC also works to promote social and economic responsibility. Among other things, the FSC's commitment to social responsibility includes protecting local and indigenous populations who live in forest areas. At the same time, the people who work in the forests are provided with training, safety equipment and decent wages. Finally, economic responsibility involves ensuring that owners of FSC-certified forests receive fair prices for their wood.
By purchasing FSC-certified products, you as a consumer are helping to support forest owners who have opted for sustainable forestry and to respect both people and nature.
FSC Design Award
Each year, JYSK supports the FSC Design Award, which is an innovative competition that challenges design and architecture students to creatively unite sustainability and aesthetically appealing design.
Certified furniture from JYSK
JYSK has worked since the 1990s to increase its share of garden furniture made with FSC-certified wood. Today, the majority of JYSK's wooden garden furniture is FSC-certified, and we've begun the process of increasing the percentage of FSC-certified wood used in our indoor furniture assortment.
Furthermore, several of our indoor furniture pieces are PEFC-certified. PEFC stands for 'Programme of the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes,' and it is an organisation that works to promote sustainable forestry. PEFC was founded in 1999, and one of the system's requirements is that wood must be legally obtained and traceable back to the forest from which it was harvested.