CSR & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR) – UN GLOBAL COMPACT
The primary business area for De 5 Stjerner A/S is cleaning hotels in Denmark.
De 5 Stjerner A/S has integrated CSR into our business model.
The Company strives to comply with the UN Global Compact initiatives, including the ten principles for
CSR, see below, and the company can thus contribute to overcoming environmental and social challenges.
De 5 Stjerner A/S has implemented various CSR initiatives that, each in their own way, focus on people.
We believe that all people are equal and valuable, and we believe that inclusion in communities should be
promoted. One outset for our CSR work is still job development for unemployed marginalised people
referred to us by job centres throughout Denmark. Among others, De 5 Stjerner A/S works with the trade
union 3F Copenhagen and we have run campaigns to help the unemployed into a job to benefit the
individual citizen, De 5 Stjerner A/S and society.
De 5 Stjerner A/S has an agreement with fellow group company, Bella Properties ApS on renting
economical housing to both employees and other citizens. The property is located at Kongelundsvej 292 in
Kastrup. Currently, one person pays DKK 2,500.00 in rent and DKK 650.00 in overheads to share a room
The ten principles for CSR under the UN Global Compact are:
1. Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights, and
2. make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
3. Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to
4. support the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour,
5. support the effective abolition of child labour, and
6. eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
7. Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges,
8. undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility, and
9. encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
10. Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - THE 17 UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Health and Wellbeing
Decent work and economic growth
Sustainable consumption and production
Goal 3: Health and Wellbeing
Goal 4: Quality education
Goal 5: Gender equality
Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth
Goal 12: Sustainable consumption and production
Goal 13: Climate action
Gentle chemicals - environment-certified products - UN Sustainable Development Goals # 12 + 13
De 5 Stjerner A/S seeks to reduce the environmental impact of cleaning. The company keeps a close eye
on developments in cleaning agents: The company uses cleaning products certified under Den Grønne
Nøgle or the Nordic Swan ecolabels and our sub-suppliers are always asked to provide sustainable
services. De 5 Stjerner A/S also helps test new environmentally friendly chemicals in attempts to optimise
the sustainability of the products used by the company.
De 5 Stjerner A/S uses cleaning agents that do not require hot water, and company employees are trained
to reduce waste by using fewer cleaning products. Cleaning agents containing chlorine compounds and
solvents, for example, have long been banned by the company. While also taking account of the quality of
cleaning, we always use the gentlest chemicals, resources-saving floor cleaners, and environmentally
approved cleaning agents.
DE 5 STJERNER A/S TO BE NORDIC SWAN ECOLABELLED IN 2021
The objective of the Nordic Swan Ecolabel is to reduce the total environmental impact of production and consumption. This is an ambitious and difficult goal, because it requires knowledge about where environmental problems arise in the product journey, where they are greatest, and what to do about them.
Therefore, the Nordic Swan Ecolabel addresses the full life cycle. In other words, the whole product journey and the environmental problems arising underway, in order to protect people, the environment and the Earth’s resources. When we buy a product in a shop, it has already been on a long journey. First, the product has been designed. Then, raw materials have been obtained, and the
product is produced by employees at a factory, which also uses energy and
chemicals in processes. The next part of the journey is to package products and
freight them to a shop, where consumers buy the product, take it home and use it.
Finally, the product moves on to reuse, disposal or waste separation.
All these are parts of the product’s journey and each part has a footprint on the environment, climate and
human health. This footprint depends on the raw materials used, how the product is manufactured, and
what the consumer and nature are exposed to during use.
In order for a product to receive the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, it must meet stricter requirements for phases on
the journey. The strictest requirements are at phases on the journey where there is the greatest possibility
to reduce the environmental impact, and the requirements depend on the product itself. Looking at the
whole product journey separates the Nordic Swan Ecolabel from most of the other labelling schemes, which
often look at a single part of the journey, e.g. with requirements that raw materials are grown in a specific
We want to make a big difference for the environment, and we only use products with the Nordic Swan
Ecolabel. The small choices are the important ones, because we make so many of them, every day. By
choosing products with the Nordic Ecolabel, we make a difference and we contribute to:
The Nordic Swan Ecolabel and the EU Flower Ecolabel assess the whole product lifecycle and the environmental problems arising underway in order to benefit people, the environment and the Earth's resources.
ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLINESS - high quality - United Nations Sustainable Development Goals # 12 + 13
With respect to human health and the environment, De 5 Stjerner A/S has equal focus on social responsibility and the high quality of services the company offers. Because the company can influence the
world in which it lives, the company also accepts its social duty to think long-term and consider the environment. De 5 Stjerner A/S takes responsibility for the environment by reducing its resource footprint
with regard to consumption of energy, water, and chemicals. De 5 Stjerner A/S is works innovatively in
collaboration with customers and partners to develop and utilise sustainable processes and products and
to ensure the quality and effectiveness of deliverables to the company’s customers.
Through responsible action, De 5 Stjerner A/S demonstrates that the company considers how it earns its
money, as the company uses gentle chemicals, environmentally friendly bleaches and allergy-friendly
products in situations where this is an option.
Company director, John Christensen, has participated in the government’s climate partnerships for service,
IT and consultancy under Eva Berneke, chair and CEO of KMD.
The goal is to get the partnerships’ ideas about how they can contribute to reaching the Danish 70-percent
target for emissions of greenhouse gases by 2030. The report is available at www.klimaraadet.dk
SUPPORT FOR ORGANISATIONS |CSR - UN Sustainable Development Goal # 3
Total support in 2020: