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Global Goals as a new framework for JYSK’s sustainability work

Date: 20/01/2020

Author: Benedicte Loft Mortensen, Communications & CSR Consultant

Category: CSR

JYSK has decided to introduce UN’s Global Goals for sustainable development as the overall guideline for our work with sustainability.

Global Goals
The UN Sustainable Development Goals consist of 17 ambitious goals for sustainable development towards 2030.

Working with sustainability and taking responsibility as a company is not new to JYSK. This has been central to JYSK for many years, and we are engaged with a number of NGO’s (Non-governmental organisations) to ensure continuous development in a sustainable direction.

Facts about UN Sustainable Development Goals

  • The UN Sustainable Development Goals consist of 17 ambitious goals for sustainable development towards 2030.
  • The 17 goals has been agreed upon by the world’s leaders in 2015.  
  • Read more about the 17 goals here.

JYSK has conducted an exercise with the UN’s 17 Global Goals to ensure that our primary efforts within sustainability match the areas in which we as a company have the biggest impact.

“The UN Global Goals offer a common frame of reference for our efforts that allow us to cooperate across organisations and borders using the same language. The Global Goals also inspire us to develop further within the areas where we as a company have the biggest impact to make a change,” says Rune Jungberg Pedersen, Communications & CSR Director in JYSK.

More sustainable products

Working with the UN Global Goals has resulted in a number of specific projects, which JYSK will focus on in the time to come. Among other things, JYSK will focus on introducing more sustainable products in the assortment.

Scandinavian Sense
The Scandinavian Sense collection consists of textile products made in 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton. For example the bedlinen ADA on the photo.

During 2019, JYSK has for example introduced 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton textiles for the bedroom and bathroom in the Scandinavian Sense collection to all countries within JYSK Nordic, at the time

“We increasingly experience that sustainability is important among our customers. We have started to and will continue to introduce more products made of recycled materials. We also work to ensure sustainable sourcing of raw materials used in our products. Specifically we will focus on sustainable production of cotton and we continuously work to increase the use of FSC-labelled wood in our assortment,” says Peter Andsager, Executive Vice President Purchasing in JYSK.

Many of the projects that have been defined based on the exercise with UN’s Global Goals have already been kicked off. Developing in a sustainable direction is an ongoing process which will continue for many years to come.

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