Tai Wen, IKEA forestry specialist
love in a room. It’s like I’m at home.”
Q & A with Anders Hildeman, Forestry Manager at IKEA
- Come from forests that have been illegally harvested
- Come from forestry operations engaged in forest-related social conflicts
- Be harvested in Intact Natural Forests (INF) or other geographically identified High Conservation Value Forests (HCVF), unless they are certified as responsibly managed
- Be harvested from natural forests in the tropical and sub-tropical regions being converted to plantations or non-forest use
- Come from officially recognised and geographically identified commercial genetically modified (GM) tree plantations
Top 5 sourcing countries
CLIMATE & ENERGY
In 2011, our 60 operational wind turbines combined with the solar panel installations on 40 IKEA buildings generated around 12% of the electricity needed to run our stores and distribution centres.
We want to make our stores more accessible for customers and co-workers, and encourage them to use public transport when possible. That’s why access to convenient public transport is always on our mind when we plan new stores and upgrade others. In addition, many stores operate free shuttle buses to and from the city centre, and offer home delivery of IKEA purchases.
More than half of the energy used for IKEA buildings comes from renewable sources.
the work we do?
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.
IKEA water specialists work with suppliers to help them reduce their water consumption and improve water quality, especially in South Asia where water stress is an urgent challenge. This is also a region with many textile factories that use water-intensive manufacturing processes.
One example of working together with suppliers on water-saving projects is in Rajasthan, India. Dams were built to collect rainwater close to two factories in order to replenish groundwater. As a result, people living nearby have better access to well water and better opportunities to rear cattle.
Nearly 90% of all waste in IKEA stores is recycled or used for
IKEA was the first retailer in the world to introduce 100% traceable UTZ Certified cocoa, in the form of a chocolate bar.
Say no to animal cruelty!
Good animal welfare is important and an essential criteria for high-quality food and home furnishing products. We do not accept cruelty to animals, and encourage the development and use of globally accepted independent standards for animal welfare. We have already implemented higher welfare requirements for broiler chicken and are planning to introduce standards for egg-laying hens during 2013.
We have some 15 organic products in our Swedish Food Market range, like jam, coffee, pasta and more. We also serve organic food in the IKEA restaurants.