Building good relationships
That’s why in 2000 we launched IWAY, our supplier code of conduct. Our suppliers are responsible for communicating IWAY to their sub-suppliers and we are supporting them to do this. All home furnishing suppliers must comply with IWAY requirements, otherwise they are phased out.
We visit our suppliers regularly to check that they are following IWAY, and conduct around 1,000 audits each year.
What is the iway standard?
We visit our suppliers regularly to check that they are following the IWAY Standard. Around 80 IKEA auditors, as well as independent third party auditors make both announced and unannounced checks at suppliers and their sub-suppliers.
The IWAY Standard requirements include:
- No child labour
- No forced or bonded labour
- No discrimination
- Freedom of association
- At least minimum wages and overtime compensation
- A safe and healthy work environment, preventing pollution to air, ground and water and work to reduce energy consumption.
Building partnerships with social entrepreneurs
Artisans from the social enterprises Rangsutra.
Artisans from the social enterprises Doi Tung Development Project.
Artisans from the social enterprises Industree PT.