12. Responsible Consumption and Good health and well-being

Our planet has provided us with an abundance of natural resources, which we during especially the last century has utilized irresponsible and far beyond respectfully. Our focal point is of course to produce more sustainable products, but also to use our voice to educate more sustainable consumption patterns and not least to develop new methods and products that enables recycling and/or reuse of products.

12.2 Sustainable management and use of natural resources

Actions taken:

  • Our FSC® certification and 100% policy regarding procurement of wood based boards is a tool to promote sustainable management and use of natural resources as the FSC® certification system offers and opportunity for businesses to source from well-managed forests.
  • We are looking into more sustainable buying practices regarding our procurement of stone based materials. As per Q2 2022 we have been purchasing natural stones that origin only from Europe as a consequence of our struggle to locate well managed quarries outside of Europe.
  • We are looking into how we can substitute our current core material with a lighter, more resource effective material.

12.4 Responsible Management of chemicals and waste

Actions taken:

  • Our work with the Nordic Swan Ecolabel ensures that we keep a more responsible approach to working with both chemicals waste. We will continue to expand our assortment of certified products.
  • We are increasingly merging Denwood by HORN into our HORN structures as we see a great potential for both companies in cooperating on multiple managerial decisions.


12.5 Substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse

Actions taking:

  • Since 2016 we have proactively been trying to educate ourself within upcycling of our waste materials and develop solutions to minimize our waste through our work at Denwood by HORN.
  • Recycling: We are working with partners on materials that we cannot upcycle at Denwood by HORN, including as an example our waste of laminate with a chipboard core. 
  • Reuse: We are reusing and upcycling 20,000 tons of waste materials at Denwood by HORN.


12.6 Encourage companies to adopt sustainable practices and integrate sustainable information into their reporting cycle.

Actions taking:

  • Since 2016 we have reported our own progress within sustainable progress through the UN Global Compact Communication on Progress. We continue this practice to ensure transparency.
  • Through our work with certifications such as The Nordic Swan Ecolabel and FSC® we have had to make some adjustments to our products, in this process it has been important for us to hold on to good partnerships with our suppliers rather than changing partners for a more rapid process. For many of our partners we have therefore entered a dialogue on improvement processes for both raw materials and business practices to ensure we grow stronger together.


12.7 Promote public procurement practices that are sustainable, in accordance with national policies and priorities.

Actions taking:

  • We have chosen to work with the Nordic Swan Ecolabel as it is the standard setting certification in Scandinavian building certification systems – Both public and private. Furthermore our Indoor Air Comfort certification ensures that our products meets the requirements from both national, Scandinavian and international systems such as DGNB, BREEAM, LEED, M1 etc.


12.8 Promote universal understanding of sustainable lifestyles

Actions taking:

  • We are incorporating our sustainable initiatives into our standard HORN Academy material to ensure that our external sales consultants have the right knowledge to inform end consumers about more sustainable alternatives.


HORN Bordplader A/S

Farvervej 40
DK-7490 Aulum

Phone: +45 9749 8090
Fax: CVR: 25798902

Email: post@hornbordplader.dk
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