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Energy & resources

A view of a forest with sun streaming through the trees taken from ground level. A view of a forest with sun streaming through the trees taken from ground level. A view of a forest with sun streaming through the trees taken from ground level. A view of a forest with sun streaming through the trees taken from ground level. A view of a forest with sun streaming through the trees taken from ground level. A view of a forest with sun streaming through the trees taken from ground level. A view of a forest with sun streaming through the trees taken from ground level. A view of a forest with sun streaming through the trees taken from ground level. A view of a forest with sun streaming through the trees taken from ground level. A view of a forest with sun streaming through the trees taken from ground level. A view of a forest with sun streaming through the trees taken from ground level. A view of a forest with sun streaming through the trees taken from ground level.

We’re creating positive changes

For a long time we have been making more from less; it’s part of our heritage. We’re also busy turning waste into resources, sourcing food and materials in a responsible way and protecting natural resources. And because we want to become energy independent, we’re making the switch to renewable energy.

2015 UK&IE Sustainability Report PDF


 


Men installing solar panels on an IKEA store. Men installing solar panels on an IKEA store. Men installing solar panels on an IKEA store. Men installing solar panels on an IKEA store. Men installing solar panels on an IKEA store. Men installing solar panels on an IKEA store. Men installing solar panels on an IKEA store. Men installing solar panels on an IKEA store. Men installing solar panels on an IKEA store. Men installing solar panels on an IKEA store. Men installing solar panels on an IKEA store. Men installing solar panels on an IKEA store.

Climate & energy

We want to have a positive impact on the environment, which is why by 2020 we’re going to be 100% renewable – producing as much renewable energy as we consume using renewable sources, such as the wind and sun.

Climate & energy
A light wood dining table laid with stacks of bowls and plates and salt and pepper mills surrounded by black wooden chairs with a wooden sideboard and hanging spoons in the background. A light wood dining table laid with stacks of bowls and plates and salt and pepper mills surrounded by black wooden chairs with a wooden sideboard and hanging spoons in the background. A light wood dining table laid with stacks of bowls and plates and salt and pepper mills surrounded by black wooden chairs with a wooden sideboard and hanging spoons in the background. A light wood dining table laid with stacks of bowls and plates and salt and pepper mills surrounded by black wooden chairs with a wooden sideboard and hanging spoons in the background. A light wood dining table laid with stacks of bowls and plates and salt and pepper mills surrounded by black wooden chairs with a wooden sideboard and hanging spoons in the background. A light wood dining table laid with stacks of bowls and plates and salt and pepper mills surrounded by black wooden chairs with a wooden sideboard and hanging spoons in the background. A light wood dining table laid with stacks of bowls and plates and salt and pepper mills surrounded by black wooden chairs with a wooden sideboard and hanging spoons in the background. A light wood dining table laid with stacks of bowls and plates and salt and pepper mills surrounded by black wooden chairs with a wooden sideboard and hanging spoons in the background. A light wood dining table laid with stacks of bowls and plates and salt and pepper mills surrounded by black wooden chairs with a wooden sideboard and hanging spoons in the background. A light wood dining table laid with stacks of bowls and plates and salt and pepper mills surrounded by black wooden chairs with a wooden sideboard and hanging spoons in the background. A light wood dining table laid with stacks of bowls and plates and salt and pepper mills surrounded by black wooden chairs with a wooden sideboard and hanging spoons in the background. A light wood dining table laid with stacks of bowls and plates and salt and pepper mills surrounded by black wooden chairs with a wooden sideboard and hanging spoons in the background.

Wood

We’re big fans of wood. It’s a living material that lends durability and warmth, ages beautifully and is both renewable and recyclable.

Wood
Man, standing in a cotton field, holding a printed cloth over head filled with cotton. Man, standing in a cotton field, holding a printed cloth over head filled with cotton. Man, standing in a cotton field, holding a printed cloth over head filled with cotton. Man, standing in a cotton field, holding a printed cloth over head filled with cotton. Man, standing in a cotton field, holding a printed cloth over head filled with cotton. Man, standing in a cotton field, holding a printed cloth over head filled with cotton. Man, standing in a cotton field, holding a printed cloth over head filled with cotton. Man, standing in a cotton field, holding a printed cloth over head filled with cotton. Man, standing in a cotton field, holding a printed cloth over head filled with cotton. Man, standing in a cotton field, holding a printed cloth over head filled with cotton. Man, standing in a cotton field, holding a printed cloth over head filled with cotton. Man, standing in a cotton field, holding a printed cloth over head filled with cotton.

Cotton

Cotton is a natural, renewable material that’s used in some of our best-loved products – from sofas and cushions to bed sheets and bathoom textiles. We're all-in for cotton from more sustainable sources, and are working hard to make cotton farming better for people and the planet.
 
Clean, fresh water pouring over cupped hands. Clean, fresh water pouring over cupped hands. Clean, fresh water pouring over cupped hands. Clean, fresh water pouring over cupped hands. Clean, fresh water pouring over cupped hands. Clean, fresh water pouring over cupped hands. Clean, fresh water pouring over cupped hands. Clean, fresh water pouring over cupped hands. Clean, fresh water pouring over cupped hands. Clean, fresh water pouring over cupped hands. Clean, fresh water pouring over cupped hands. Clean, fresh water pouring over cupped hands.

Water

Water is necessary for life – but clean, fresh water is something of a luxury in some parts of the world. That is why water, both when it comes to quantity and quality, is an important issue for us and our suppliers.

Water
A man putting cardboard boxes into a big blue recycling box. A man putting cardboard boxes into a big blue recycling box. A man putting cardboard boxes into a big blue recycling box. A man putting cardboard boxes into a big blue recycling box. A man putting cardboard boxes into a big blue recycling box. A man putting cardboard boxes into a big blue recycling box. A man putting cardboard boxes into a big blue recycling box. A man putting cardboard boxes into a big blue recycling box. A man putting cardboard boxes into a big blue recycling box. A man putting cardboard boxes into a big blue recycling box. A man putting cardboard boxes into a big blue recycling box. A man putting cardboard boxes into a big blue recycling box.

Waste

Not being wasteful and making more from less goes back to our roots. We want to economise with resources and this influences us every day.

Waste
A glass containing strawberry yoghurt and a spoonn next to a dish of sliced apples with a whole apple and a plate of tomato pasta in the background. A glass containing strawberry yoghurt and a spoonn next to a dish of sliced apples with a whole apple and a plate of tomato pasta in the background. A glass containing strawberry yoghurt and a spoonn next to a dish of sliced apples with a whole apple and a plate of tomato pasta in the background. A glass containing strawberry yoghurt and a spoonn next to a dish of sliced apples with a whole apple and a plate of tomato pasta in the background. A glass containing strawberry yoghurt and a spoonn next to a dish of sliced apples with a whole apple and a plate of tomato pasta in the background. A glass containing strawberry yoghurt and a spoonn next to a dish of sliced apples with a whole apple and a plate of tomato pasta in the background. A glass containing strawberry yoghurt and a spoonn next to a dish of sliced apples with a whole apple and a plate of tomato pasta in the background. A glass containing strawberry yoghurt and a spoonn next to a dish of sliced apples with a whole apple and a plate of tomato pasta in the background. A glass containing strawberry yoghurt and a spoonn next to a dish of sliced apples with a whole apple and a plate of tomato pasta in the background. A glass containing strawberry yoghurt and a spoonn next to a dish of sliced apples with a whole apple and a plate of tomato pasta in the background. A glass containing strawberry yoghurt and a spoonn next to a dish of sliced apples with a whole apple and a plate of tomato pasta in the background. A glass containing strawberry yoghurt and a spoonn next to a dish of sliced apples with a whole apple and a plate of tomato pasta in the background.

Food

We serve and sell food to 261 million customers a year through our store restaurants and Swedish Food Markets. Our approach includes using more sustainable and organic ingredients – which includes purchasing ingredients that have been certified to recognised standards and applying animal welfare standards.

Food