I was surprised by the "one out of four" number, but it probably understates the case as I suspect that larger firms, which will be more likely to do business internationally, will also be more likely to use English.
The widespread use of English in Danish businesses has led the Danish Language Council to call for language protection initiatives to ensure the preservation of Danish as a business language.
A survey from the Confederation of Danish Industry in 2007 showed that one out of four companies uses English as its primary working language.
The language council has proposed that companies keep official tabs on their English and Danish usage. Those books, besides being a reliable source of information, would also allow the businesses to ‘reflect’ upon how much English is used in their everyday operations, according to Kirchmeier-Andersen.
I like this idea of having businesses "reflect". Maybe they can do some meditation too?
Hat tip: Lars Skipper