Forestry and wood

Wood is an excellent material from a quality and environmental perspective, as long as it is legally produced and comes from responsibly managed forests. IKEA does not accept illegally felled wood or wood from intact natural forests, unless it is certified as responsibly managed. Our long-term goal is to source all wood for IKEA products from forests certified as responsibly managed.

Requirements on wood suppliers

All IKEA wood suppliers must live up to the IKEA code of conduct IWAY. There is also a set of specific requirements that applies to all suppliers of solid wood, layer-glued, veneer and plywood. IKEA wood suppliers must be able to document the origin of their wood.

Forestry specialists at IKEA

Forestry specialists at IKEA The IKEA Group's forestry specialists are working in the field in our key wood-sourcing regions. These forestry specialists support business development towards the long-term goal of sourcing all wood used in the IKEA range from forests certified as responsibly managed, and help the IKEA trading service offices to trace the wood back to its origins.

Forest tracing

IKEA forestry specialists spread knowledge about responsible forestry in the wood supply chain. They also support our trading service offices with wood supply chain audits, when they trace the supply of wood all the way back to the forest to verify that IKEA requirements are met. In addition, third-party auditor Rainforest Alliance SmartWood Program conducts wood supply chain audits for IKEA.

Paper for the IKEA Catalogue

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.

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