Climate projects with WWF
IKEA co-operates with WWF on a number of projects to tackle climate change. The ambition is to identify and act on opportunities in the entire value chain, from raw material extraction to recycling IKEA products at the end of their life-cycle, and to help our customers become more climate smart. The projects are:
- Reducing supplier’s emissions
Projects with ten suppliers in Poland, Sweden and China aim to promote and create efficient production practices at IKEA suppliers. Increased energy efficiency and use of renewable energy will reduce CO2 emissions.
- Better people transport
Projects in the United Kingdom, China and the United States aim at finding more sustainable ways to transport people to and from IKEA stores, helping them to leave the car at home and reduce CO2 emissions.
- Climate positive opportunities
This project aims at mapping the opportunities IKEA has to create an overall positive climate impact by reducing emissions outside our conventional scope. We want to get a rough estimation of carbon dioxide emissions from every aspect of the IKEA value chain.
- Promoting a more sustainable life at home
This project aims at identifying products and services that IKEA could offer to help our customers live a more sustainable life at home, and at creating customer awareness of how they can help slow down climate change.
- Climate perspective on food products
This project aims at finding ways to adapt the IKEA food range to be more climate smart, and what IKEA can do to influence both food suppliers and the customers who buy our food products.
- Closing the loop
This project aims at identifying what IKEA can to do improve the recycling of IKEA products once customers no longer want them. We also want to find ways to better utilise recycled materials in new products.