At Schou, we recognise the challenges associated with increasing climate change and we are committed to taking our share of responsibility for a greener future by minimising our negative impact on the environment and climate.
One of our focus areas is to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases from the emissions we can control ourselves. In addition, we are continuously working on environmental improvements in our logistics processes to ensure that we transport our goods as optimally and efficiently as possible, for the benefit of our planet.
As part of this, we are moving our warehouse and administration to Vision Park in Kolding, a 43.5 hectare business park developed according to sustainable principles with respect for nature.
It is Denmark's largest commercial construction project and will be the first of its kind to achieve Gold certification according to the internationally recognised and holistic DGBN standard. The construction will take comprehensive account of environmental, social and economic sustainability, with a focus on avoiding environmentally hazardous substances and limiting greenhouse gas emissions.
Vision Park will be a scenic area with a focus on wild nature. A lake will be established and there will be path systems so that people can move around the area.
The area will also be open to the public so that visitors, citizens and tourists can enjoy nature and biodiversity in the park.
At Schou, we have worked for many years to use as little product packaging as possible, and we are actively working to
reducing packaging product by product. We always keep an eye on protecting the climate and the environment as much as possible.
In some cases, packaging is reduced, in other cases it can be eliminated altogether. In addition, we are working to increase the use of recycled materials, especially plastic packaging, and in the coming year we will work much more on designing packaging so that it is easy to recycle.
In Schou, we have a plan to be C02 neutral in the activities that we can control ourselves, such as emissions from purchased energy and company cars, etc. before the end of 2028. Our calculations for CO2 are done according to recognized definitions and methods in the Green House Gas Protocol.