One of the major global warming culprits is deforestation of the world's forests. Approximately 20% of greenhouse gas emissions occur from deforestation and the burning of forests.
Garden furniture is one of JYSK's core areas and we are among Europe's largest retailers of garden furniture. We therefore work actively to fight unsustainable and illegal logging and burning. Since 1990 JYSK has worked to increase its share of garden furniture produced from FSC®-certified wood. Today, all of our wooden garden furniture is FSC-labelled.
FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) is an internationally recognised non-profit organization. FSC label is your assurance of responsible logging and improved living conditions for local populations in some of the world's poorest countries. FSC label can be on wood from around the world - from the tropical rainforests to the Siberian coniferous forests. In addition to taking environmental responsibility, FSC is also working for social and economic responsibility. Social responsibility includes, among other things, that the FSC protects indigenous and local populations living in the forests. Meanwhile, those who work in the forests are also guaranteed education, safety and decent wages. The economic responsibility includes that the owners of FSC-certified forests get a decent price for their wood.
This means for example that:
- In an FSC forest there is not more wood felled, than the forest itself can reproduce
- In an FSC forest there are strict requirements for the use of pesticides and chemicals
- In an FSC forest the workers get a decent wage and decent working conditions
- In an FSC forest humans and animals are respected