Sustainability, Environment and Health
In a global world, it is not enough for Junckers to improve itself continuously on a local level. We always try to ensure legal and sustainable forestry, and consequently, sustainable products, more effective energy utilisation and good working conditions. We do this through our subsidiaries, as well as by trying to influence our customers, suppliers and society on a broader scale.
In 1930 – long before it became trendy or politically correct – the young forester Flemming Juncker searched for ways to utilise and preserve one of our most valuable resources: the forests. At that time, there was very little focus on the environment and sustainable forestry. When Flemming Juncker implemented his ideas about care and sustainable utilisation of the forests, his company and the beautiful Junckers floors were born.
Junckers utilises 100% of the forested timber. Junckers is an energy-intensive industry using substantial volumes of energy for the drying and processing of wood. Junckers’ residual wood (sawdust, wood chips, saw-cut log ends and other residual wood from the production) is supplied to a wood-fired power plant, which in return supplies electricity to Junckers and the Danish national electricity network.
As wood is considered CO2-neutral material and because Junckers generates more energy than the business itself can consume, the energy surplus is used to produce CO2-neutral electricity, which benefits society. That makes Junckers a CO2-neutral company!
At Junckers, we believe in sustainability and we support initiatives that improve environmental awareness. Complying with environmental legislation and environmental regulations is paramount to us and in areas where we see further possibilities of improvement, we strive to do more. We co-operate with internationally recognised certification schemes, such as FSC®, PEFC™ and others.