Every year millions of copies of the IKEA Catalogue, in many languages, are distributed to households all over the world. IKEA works actively towards sustainable production of the IKEA Catalogue.
The IKEA Way on Purchasing Marketing Products and Services
IKEA catalogue suppliers must comply with the IKEA code of conduct, IWAY. In addition, there are industry specific requirements for pulp and paper, artwork, repro and IT online service, and for gravure and offset printing. IKEA makes an annual follow-up of suppliers’ implementation of these requirements.
A more compact IKEA Catalogue format was tested in a few countries in 2008 and was introduced on all markets in 2009. This has had positive impacts on paper and energy use, and on CO2 emissions. The new format enables more efficient transportation, and generates less paper spill in the production.
Tracing paper fibre
IKEA strives to ensure that the paper used in the IKEA Catalogue comes from forests that have been certified as responsibly managed, and studies are made continuously to verify the origin of the paper fibre being used. Paper and printing suppliers must also use a certified environmental management system and monitor their emissions.