Good quality, sturdy, would beSarahGood quality, sturdy, would be better if it folded for storage4
I am very happy withsusanI am very happy with product .5
Excellent product.MildaExcellent product.5
Easy to use. Not heavyMimiEasy to use. Not heavy to move around. Doesn’t take up much space.5
Great product.DumilaGreat product.5
Best set of stepsChristineHas Lasted for years and this is my new set.5
Great for reaching high shelveschristineGreat for reaching high shelves and for putting on shoes5
Great stool for kids. TheMicheleGreat stool for kids. The wood is really soft though so if you do the screws too tight the wood cracks slightly around the screws.4
IKEA hackMarielI’m using it as a plant stand. Easy to put together and holds my indoor plants nicely.5
PerfectJanWe needed a step stool for around the kitchen. This is light and tucks easily into a corner. Has been known to double as a coffee table.5
We have two. Very useful.MikeWe have two. Very useful. Easy to assemble and lols good as a piece of furniture.5
I love itAli R.All family live it. Very useful.5
Whole family loves themElizabethThis is the second bekvam I have brought and this one was as a gift for my parents. Work really well in the kitchen for reaching higher shelves. Also great height for kids to stand on and help out in kitchen.5
The step stool was easyleanneThe step stool was easy to assemble, which is always a plus. My purchase was purely decorative and looks great with plants and photos displayed. I imagine as a functional piece it would be great too.5
Sturdy & prettyKatrinaGood size & easy to carry around.5
Wood is the material most commonly associated with IKEA furniture, and for good reasons. It’s renewable, recyclable, durable, ages beautifully and it is an important part of our Scandinavian design heritage.
At IKEA we believe that sourced in responsible way, wood is a key change driver for climate mitigation. In 2012, we set a goal that by 2020 our wood would be from more sustainable sources. We are happy to announce that we have reached this goal and today, more than 98% of the wood used for IKEA products is either FSC-certified or recycled.
Forests are critical for life on earth
Forests contribute to maintaining balance in the atmosphere, purify the air that we breathe and are part of the water cycle. They nourish wildlife biodiversity and provide homes for indigenous communities who depend on forests for their livelihoods. 90% of plant and animal species living on the planet need forests to survive. They provide sources of food, fuel, timber and many other ecosystem services that we rely upon.
Sourcing approximately 19 million m3 of roundwood per year from some 50 countries, IKEA has a significant impact on the world’s forests and the timber industry and a huge responsibility to positively influence how wood is sourced. Responsible wood sourcing and forest management ensure that the needs of people dependent on forests are met, that businesses can work sustainably, that forest ecosystems are protected and biodiversity is enhanced.
100% wood from more sustainable sources
At IKEA, we work with strict industry standards to promote responsible forestry. We don’t allow any wood in our supply chain from forest areas that are illegal or contain high conservation values or from forest areas with social conflict.
Before starting to work with IKEA, suppliers must demonstrate that they meet IKEA critical requirements on wood sourcing. IKEA requires all suppliers to source wood from more sustainable sources (FSC-certified or recycled wood). All suppliers are audited regularly and non-compliant suppliers are required to implement immediate corrective actions.
By working together with our suppliers, we are proud to announce that we have reached our more sustainable sources goal, which we set out to achieve by 2020. Today more than 98% of the wood used for IKEA products is either FSC-certified or recycled.
IKEA Forest Positive Agenda for 2030
As pressure on the world’s forests and the surrounding eco-systems increases due to unsustainable agriculture, the expansion of infrastructure and illegal logging, it is time to take an even more holistic approach to protect and support these important resources for generations to come.
The IKEA Forest Positive Agenda for 2030 set out to improve forest management, enhance biodiversity, mitigate climate change and support the rights and needs of people who depend on forests across the whole supply chain and drive innovation to use wood in even smarter ways. The agenda focuses on three key areas:
• Making responsible forest management the norm across the world.
• Halting deforestation and reforesting degraded landscapes.
• Driving innovation to use wood in smarter ways by designing all products from the very beginning to be reused, refurbished, remanufactured, and eventually recycled.
We accomplish more by working together
For many years, IKEA has partnered with businesses, governments, social groups and non-governmental organisations to fight forest degradation and deforestation and increase the volume and availability of wood from responsibly managed forests both for our own supply chain and beyond.
We are on a journey to improve global forest management and make responsible wood sourcing the industry standard, contributing to building resilient forest landscapes and improve biodiversity.
What is solid wood?
Solid wood is one of our favourite materials and is part of our Scandinavian heritage. It is also a timeless material with many uses. Regardless of the wood species, it is durable, beautiful, renewable and recyclable. We strive to use this raw material as smartly and efficiently as possible to avoid waste – and we also invest in facilities and logistics so that we can increase the use of recycled wood. This way, every tree is put to good use that little extra.
A kitchen seat to stand on
You can stand on BEKVÄM step stool when you need to reach higher. A hole-handle in the top step makes it easy to move.