Danish brands have stopped their activities in Russia – and also Ukraine.
For example, Carlsberg has also closed several of its breweries in Russia, while the painting group Flügger has closed all its operations in the country.
In the meantime, the logistics company DSV, like Jysk, has sent all its employees home to Ukraine with pay for both February and March.
Jysk closes 86 stores in Ukraine
A total of 86 Jysk stores are temporarily closed in Ukraine and 13 in Russia. In total, the 99 stores employ 974 people, and all have been sent home with their salaries.
At the request of employees, the chain later reopened eight stores in the western part of Ukraine. “The stores have been opened for a humanitarian purpose. The need for duvets, pillows and sleeping bags is great in Ukraine – especially among those on the run. That is why several of our employees have signed up to open the stores so that they can help, ”explained Rune Jungberg Pedersen, communications director at Lars Larsen Group, which operates Jysk.
Worldwide, Jysk has 3,085 stores in 50 countries. The closure is therefore only a small part of the chain’s total activities. The retail chain is ready to offer work in other countries to employees who have fled Ukraine. Jysk is not the only one closing down part of its operations down in Ukraine.
Lego thinks of the kids
The LEGO Group has confirmed that it has “suspended shipments of products to Russia” due to the “impact of sanctions” and “unpredictable operating environment” in the country.
“Our priority is the safety of all our colleagues. We are in touch with our Ukrainian team and provide ongoing support to ensure their safety. We are also working to support other colleagues around the world affected by the escalating crisis, including our team in Russia, ”it read.
To bring help to people affected by the war, the LEGO Foundation and KIRKBI will donate 110 million kroner.
“The donation will be given to existing partners, including the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Save the Children and the Danish Red Cross, to meet the immediate and future needs of those affected by this devastating war.”
Vestas is putting new projects on hold
At Vestas, the biggest concern today is also the safety of employees. That is why it has put four wind turbine projects in Russia on hold.
This has been done by agreement with Vestas’ Finnish customer. According to Ekstra Bladet, the projects have been commissioned by the energy fund WEDF, which is a collaboration between the Finnish energy company Fortum and the Russian nanotechnology company Rusnano.
The contracts for these projects were signed in September 2021 for a capacity of 253 megawatts. In comparison, Denmark has a total capacity of 4689.6 megawatts.
The Vestas factories in Russia will continue to operate. “The situation is developing rapidly, and we continuously assess our activities. As projects are put on hold, we are also looking at scaling down production, ”it read.
Source: The Nordic Page