Climate

Climate- and Environmental Initiatives 

Jensen Gruppen is currently taking a lot of action with regards to positive measures for the climate, in terms of processes, materials and recycling.

  • We are working to position Jensen Gruppen as a sustainable and technological group. It is the group's opinion that it is crucial for the continuous competitiveness and relevance of the companies to continuously develop our investments in these areas.
  • We have a progressive technology-focused agenda, that will ensure a healthy business practice through digitalization and data, contributing to an even more sustainable profile.
  • In 2021, we will have the most sustainable portfolio in the construction industry. We believe in sustainability, circular economy, resource efficiency and recycling, and we will set new standards for environmental management and the circular economy.
Every company in Jensen Gruppen will be CO2 neutral in 2029
Karsten Hjarsø
CEO, Jensen Gruppen

Every year the construction industry contributes to a significant part of the total CO2 emissions in Denmark. That is why we all have a common responsibility to contribute to a continuous reduction of the construction industry's climate footprint through close collaboration in all the phases of construction.

Jensen Gruppen will set an example and lead the industry when it comes to sustainability. We are working with the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals and have dedicated assets for energy-optimization, waste management, construction with sustainable materials, new technologies, logistics and up-cycling. Our dedicated climate political goal is to be CO2 neutral in 2029 at the latest.

Climate Strategy 2029

  • Today, buildings account for 40 % of Danish energy consumption, they emit 40 % of the total CO2 emission and the construction industry alone generates 30 % of Denmark's waste.
  • The construction industry alone is not the biggest sinner in terms of emissions, however, it is the only sector that has increased its CO2 footprint since 1990.
  • The demand is for all sectors to decrease CO2 emissions by a minimum of 70 % compared to 1990 by the year 2030, in order to do so the industry needs to make a concerted effort.
Figure 1. The building and construction industry's emissions of greenhouse gasses (in CO2 equivalents)
Figure 2. Reduction of CO2 emissions by 2030
Examples of initiatives that help reduce the CO2 footprint of Jensen Gruppen
  • Installation of solar panels and the application of wind power and geothermal energy
  • Reduction in the number of machining hours by production optimization
  • Use of materials and supplies with lower CO2 emissions
  • Strategic application of timber structures, up-cycled materials and recycling
  • Use of electrical cars in the company fleet, public transportation and video conferencing where possible
  • Optimization of driving, logistics and local purchasing
  • Minimization of waste, refuse and supplies
  • Facility optimization, better maintenance, reduction of heat and power consumption

 

Waste Management

  • We are already among the best in the industry at recycling our construction waste. Today, we recycle 98 % of all our waste and we continuously invest in this area to achieve an even higher degree of recycling. We consider waste as an asset and a valuable resource, we therefore want to be able to up-cycle effectively.

Sustainable Construction

  • Jensen Gruppen and the world-leading Austria based construction specialist Cree have made a strategic collaboration, which will allow us to build much more sustainably, with cutting-edge technology for timber construction in Denmark. Our goal is to become more skilled and constantly find new and more efficient ways to solve different kinds of construction problems. With timber construction, we are changing the way we build, and taking sustainable construction to a whole new level.

CO2 Friendly Construction Sites

  • At Jensen Gruppen, we are working hard to redesign our fleet, including the machines we use on construction sites. The goal is to reduce CO2 emissions from fossil fuels by switching to electrically powered cars and machines, as the technology becomes available.

Jensen Gruppen's climate strategy is to be CO2 neutral in 2029 by:

  • Reducing the CO2 footprint of the Group's operations - office, IT, cars, travel, canteen etc.
  • Reducing the CO2 emissions of production – machines, waste and choice of materials.
  • Reducing the CO2 footprint of projects by optimizing the use of materials, consumption and design.
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