“By 2030 our ambition is to reduce more greenhouse gas emissions than the entire IKEA value chain emits, while growing the IKEA business. This will require a transformational change for our supply chain and how our products are designed”, says Torbjörn Lööf, CEO at Inter IKEA Group.
More than half of the IKEA climate footprint comes from the material in the products and production*. To transform into a low carbon business, IKEA is moving towards recycled and renewable materials and is pushing for lightweight constructions.
Today, IKEA announces the following actions for production*:
- By 2030, reduce the absolute greenhouse gas emissions from production by 80% compared to financial year 2016
- Strive towards 100% renewable energy (electricity, heating, cooling and other fuels) in production by 2030, where feasible
- Latest 2025, phase out all coal- and oil-based fuels used on-site** in production, where feasible – significantly reducing climate footprint and improving air quality
- A call to action to enable a phase-out of coal- and oil-based fuels at direct textile suppliers in India, Indonesia, Pakistan and Turkey latest by 2030, aiming for 2025. Inviting solution providers, policy makers and other companies in home textile, apparel and footwear sector to join the cause
“We will also accelerate our efforts to inspire and enable our customers to live a healthy and sustainable life at home”, says Lena Pripp-Kovac, Head of Sustainability at Inter IKEA Group. “Every action matters. For example, we will further improve the efficiency of our LED-bulbs and introduce more plant-based choices in our restaurants. We are also developing a low-impact glue for our wood-based products which can reduce the total IKEA footprint by up to 6%.”
The IKEA climate footprint and responsibility stretch beyond the IKEA operations and across the entire lifecycle of the products – from sourcing of raw materials, manufacturing and transport to how the products are used in the homes all over the world until their end-of-life.
“We will take the lead and engage with others – from suppliers all the way to our customers and partners - to take action towards a low-carbon society. Through our strength, size and set-up we can have a huge positive impact,” says Torbjörn Lööf.
Find out more about the IKEA People & Planet Positive strategy that sets the direction for all IKEA franchisees and covers three focus areas:
- Healthy & Sustainable living
- Circular & Climate Positive
- Fair & Equal