The majority of the seed harvesting still takes place abroad and, therefore, in order to ensure that the cone pickers have good working conditions and correct safety procedures, the seed harvesting must be covered by one of the following certified standards:
- ISO 9001
- Organic - The Ø-label
- Fair Trees / Fair Seed
In Denmark, the production of Christmas trees typically takes place in sparsely populated areas, with production periodically requiring many employees. The sustainable natural trees scheme creates decent jobs for both local and migrant workers.
Good working conditions are ensured through compliance with current workplace environment rules including the preparation of a workplace assessment, cf. the Working Environment Act. In addition, employees have the right to organise and negotiate a collective agreement.