How DFI-Geisler takes care of the environment

Water recycling

In June 2020, we began using our new water recycling facility. The system includes a buffer tank with a capacity of 17,000 litres. This means that, in the future, we will be able to recycle water equivalent to the annual consumption of 100 households.
Our aim is to reduce the water consumption of the cutting tools in our stone department by at least 80%. This will not merely benefit the environment; it will have a favourable impact on our bottom line. Did anyone say “win-win”?

Recycling is common sense

DFI-Geisler produces around 60,000 laminate worktop sets a year. All materials left over from production are sent to Djursland, where Kronospan – Novopan Træindustri converts the waste to new chipboard. This is then returned to us on Mors to be made into new worktops. And so on … and so on …
Today, we use and recycle almost all our timber waste. Thus, eight out of ten DFI-Geisler laminate worktops have “lived a former life”.
Laminat stemingsbillede

Greener worktops

DFI-Geisler was the first company in Denmark exclusively to use FSC®-certified chipboard in laminate worktop production. And since we manufacture almost 60,000 worktop sets a year, this is a huge step towards even more sustainable and transparent production.
Besides our laminate worktops, our solid wood worktops are also FSC®-certified. Thus, we help protect our nature and ensure social conditions in the forests from which the timber is sourced.

100% green electricity

DFI-Geisler uses solely green electricity in the manufacturing process. All of our electricity comes from Nordic hydropower plants, which do not emit CO2.
We have also replaced all of our lighting in our production facilities with LED lighting, which lasts longer and uses less electricity. Little things also make a difference.

7,000 trees in the Khasi Hills

Together with WeForest, DFI-Geisler has planted 7,000 trees in India’s Khasi Hills. The many trees absorb CO2 and increase biodiversity.
In addition to restoring natural woodland, the project aims to create a more sustainable way of life and economy for the local population. In other words, the 7,000 trees promote biodiversity in the region, enabling Khasi as a whole to flourish.

20,000 new trees on Mors

At DFI-Geisler, we are wholly dependent on materials we receive from nature. This is why we want to give something back.
More specifically, we plan to plant a completely new forest of 20,000 trees on the Danish island of Mors. This will be good for the nature on Mors but will also reduce DFI-Geisler’s total carbon footprint.