Working conditions

IKEA products must be manufactured under acceptable working conditions by suppliers who take responsibility for the environment. The best way of influencing and contributing to positive development is to maintain close, long-term relationships with our suppliers. By supporting suppliers we want to motivate them to take more responsibility for people and the environment.
IWAY suppliers working

California Transparency in Supply Chains Act
(SB 567)

On January 1, 2012, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657) will go into effect. The law requires retailers operating in California to publically state the steps they have undertaken to eliminate slavery and human trafficking from their supply chain. At IKEA we have worked actively with our suppliers across the world to ensure that good working and environmental conditions are integrated into their operations and human rights respected.

The IKEA Way on Purchasing Products and Services (IWAY) is the IKEA Supplier Code of Conduct. It was created and implemented at all IKEA home furnishing suppliers in 2000. It outlines the minimum social, environmental and working conditions that IKEA suppliers are required to maintain.

IKEA co-workers on site in the factories

Our practice is to work side-by-side with our suppliers on the factory floor so we have a better understanding of their production conditions. Designers, product developers and purchasers often work on site in factories. This gives us the opportunity to influence their practices and support them in developing the competence, skills and knowledge to lead their own social and environmental initiatives.

Preventing child labor

Child labor does exist in countries where IKEA products are manufactured, but IKEA does not accept child labor at its suppliers or their sub-contractors. IKEA works actively to prevent child labor.

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