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OUR

STRATEGY FOR

SUSTAINABILITY

Towards a sustainable future

Sustainability is all about balance. In our use of resources. In our greenhouse gas emissions. In the way we manufacture. And in the way we handle our waste.
DFI-Geisler constantly strives to optimise all of the above parameters – to minimise the footprint that is an inevitable consequence of worktop manufacture.
Of course, we could always choose the easy solution and launch a “green collection”, with worktops fashioned from recyclable materials. However, we choose to tread a different path. With the broadest possible focus, we endeavour to optimise our key products and the associated processes to benefit the climate and the environment. And, besides use of resources and constituent materials, we consider the useful life of the products, in the belief that: Longer useful life => lower consumption => smaller footprint.
We call this balanced sustainability. It’s as simple as that.
‘Over the past few years, we’ve made an effort to make sustainability an integral part of our business strategy. This enables us to make a positive contribution to the CO2 balance and to become even more sustainable than we are today.’

 

Lars Langkjær, CEO
DFI-Geisler-direktør-Lars-Langkjær

Our ambitions and goals for sustainable development

Sustainability is an integral part of our business model. As Scandinavia’s leading worktop manufacturer, we are large enough and influential enough to have a unique opportunity to lead the way and nudge the market, our customers and our suppliers in a more sustainable direction. We see sustainability in a broad context and incorporate it into everything we do. Large and small.

We focus on three core values:

WE TAKE CARE OF THE ENVIRONMENT

  • Circular design
  • Reduction of CO2 emissions
  • Reduction of water consumption
  • Sustainable forestry
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WE TAKE CARE OF PEOPLE

  • We support our employees
  • We support the local area
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RESPECTFUL BUSINESS ETHICS

  • Responsible employees
  • Responsible collaboration with suppliers

We take care of the environment

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Reduction of CO2 emissions

Our aim is to reduce CO2 emissions by 70% by 2022.
Baseline in 2018 – 1,852 tonnes
Target in 2022 – 555 tonnes
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Sustainable forestry

Target for 2021: 100% certified timber, chip and laminate
Compensation for CO2 emissions by afforestation in the local area.
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Circular design

The aim is to reduce waste products and constantly attempt to identify circular solutions.
All laminate and solid wood products are already integral parts of circular production.
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Reduction of water consumption

We have installed a recycling facility that reduces our water consumption by up to 80%.
We are looking into the potential for using rainwater.

 

 

We take care of people

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Work-related injuries

The goal is always: 0 injuries a year
Baseline in 2019 – 3 injuries

 

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Employee satisfaction

We participate in the group’s Great Place to Work survey every year.
Target for 2022: Great place to work > 92%, Trust >82%
Baseline in 2019: Great place to work: 88%, Trust: 77%
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Local area

We sponsor local sports clubs, events and charity every year.
We are looking into the potential for establishing a DFI-Geisler company forest.
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Respectful business ethics

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Code of Conduct– suppliers

Target for 2022: All suppliers >DKK 500,000 have signed a Code of Conduct
Baseline in 2019: > DKK 1 million

 

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Code of Conduct– employees

All employees sign a Code of Conduct on recruitment.

Part of Ballingslöv International

As part of the Ballingslöv International kitchen group, we adhere to the group’s overall sustainability strategy. At the same time, we follow our hearts and apply the common sense inherent to the people of the Danish island of Mors and the businesses located here.
Read Ballingslöv International’s sustainability report here