At Beck & Jørgensen, caring for the environment involves much more than circulars, ministerial orders and legislation. It is obvious to the company that paint and the environment are two sides of the same coin.
The paints and varnish manufacturer Beck & Jørgensen was established by Carl Beck and Fritz Jørgensen in 1892 in the centre of Copenhagen. Today, Beck & Jørgensen is a modern company with strategic business partners both in Denmark and abroad and a product range that ensures that all painters, whether professionals or DIY painters, will have access to quality materials for many years to come. The company has been domiciled in Søborg since 1948.
Being a family-owned Danish company supplying products primarily to professional painters but also to the retail sector through more than 50 distributors, it is important for Beck & Jørgensen to have a responsible and credible environmental profile.
Beck & Jørgensen was environmentally certified according to ISO 14001 in 1997, and in 1998 the company was the first paint manufacturer in Denmark to obtain the European Flower eco-label for one of its products. Since then, more products have been certified. In 2012, Ecolabelling Denmark awarded Beck & Jørgensen the prize for being the most faithful licensee and for enthusiastically increasing the general knowledge of the EU Flower eco-label in Denmark by marketing the company’s broad range of eco-labelled paints.
Beck & Jørgensen aims to reduce the company’s CO2 emissions by 20% by 2016 compared with its 2008 emissions. This corresponds to a reduction of 94 tons of CO2 . The company has installed a solar hot water system, leak detection on its compressed air installations, ventilation system control, lighting management and process optimisation.
In 2006, the company’s environmental certification according to ISO 14001 was supplemented by health and safety certification according to OHSAS 18001. The company undertakes ongoing research in new types of water-based acrylic paint to ensure that the painting work carried out by its customers is as safe as possible without compromising quality.
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