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Sustainable sourcing

We want to have a positive impact on people, society and the planet. For us, it is about balancing economic growth and positive social impact with environmental protection and regeneration. Responsible sourcing of raw materials and production plays a large part in this.

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Social, ethical and environmental responsibility

We’re committed to taking responsibility throughout our entire value chain. Together with our partners, we work to create long term positive change, focusing on root-causes. We want to make responsible sourcing the norm across our businesses and beyond.

Our Responsible Sourcing of Raw Materials Framework

This framework helps ensure that IKEA agricultural raw materials are produced in a way that results in healthy soils. This includes practices that improve soil organic carbon, prevent soil erosion and nutrient run-off, employ low or no tillage, and that include beneficial grazing practices.

Sustainable animal agriculture

Improving animal welfare and enabling a shift towards more sustainable animal agriculture is a part of our sustainability ambitions and central to the IKEA Food business direction. We will do this through the IKEA Food Better Programmes.

Animal welfare and environmental management at the farm level

Our ambition is that all sourcing of eggs, chicken, pork, beef, dairy and salmon will be fully compliant with the Better Programmes by the end of 2025. These programmes are evidence-based, applying the latest science, and developed in consultation with suppliers, NGOs and agricultural consultants.

Learn more on the IKEA global brand site
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Making the world better, one coffee break at a time

PÅTÅR coffee is organic to EU standards and UTZ/Rainforest Alliance Certified, a combination that takes care of both coffee growers and the environment. The coffee served in our Swedish Restaurants, Cafés and Bistros meets these requirements too. UTZ is now part of the Rainforest Alliance.

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Your chocolate choice matters

When cocoa farmers join the UTZ/Rainforest Alliance program, they are trained to implement farming methods that decrease the use of harmful chemicals and manage water-use and soil in better, more sustainable ways. This increases yields, while decreasing cocoa plantation deforestation.

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An ocean full of flavour

SJÖRAPPORT series offers a wide range of seafood products. All farming, fishing and harvesting of our seafood takes great care not to disturb the sensitive marine ecosystems.

    Nutritious, sustainable salmon and cod balls

    Salmon and cod balls are a tasty meal that can be enjoyed at home or in IKEA restaurants. Typically Scandinavian, they not only add important nutrients to your diet, they’re also a more sustainable choice as they’re made from off-cuts from salmon fillet production.

    Salmon and cod balls on a white plate with mashed potatoes and salad, on a table dressed in blue and white tablecloth.

    Committed to only serving certified seafood

    All wild-caught fish and shrimp served and sold at IKEA come from fisheries which are independently certified to Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standards, supporting sustainable fishing and protecting seafood supplies for generations to come.

    All IKEA salmon comes from farms that are certified to the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) global standard for responsibly farmed seafood.

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    More food that’s delicious, healthy and sustainable

    We believe that making healthier and more sustainable food the easy, affordable, and delicious choice is a vital part of creating a better everyday life for the many people.

    How we work with food